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Snow Report for Crystal Mountain

The Snow report for Crystal Mountain was issued at: 12am 08 Feb 2023

Crystal Mountain snow report:

The Crystal Mountain snow report is: 10 out of 11 Lifts open. 50 of 50 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 31cm (12 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Monday 06 of February at 10AM and Wednesday 08 of February at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Crystal Mountain Piste State: Packed powder and groomed snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
19cm
Wed 08 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
20cm
Tue 07 Feb (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Crystal Mountain snow depths: updated 08 February 2023

Upper snow depth:
205cm
Lower snow depth:
103cm

Crystal Mountain resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Crystal Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Crystal Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 8 Feb 2023. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Crystal Mountain.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Feb 04
9cm
Feb 05
4cm
Feb 06
20cm
Feb 07

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Packed powder and groomed snow
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
4cm Fri 10 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Fri 10 Feb (PM)
Lifts open:
10 out of 11
Resort runs:
Open

Crystal Mountain snow conditions

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Crystal Mountain Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Crystal Mountain 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Crystal Mountain

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Crystal Mountain using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 34km  away
Issued: today 56km  away
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Issued: 2 days ago 87km  away
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
208cm
208cm
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
302cm
137cm
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
140cm
140cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
18cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
15cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
18cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
4cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
24cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
5.0cm
8.0cm
8.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
7.0cm
16.0cm
10.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9.0cm
19.0cm
13.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2.0cm
3.0cm
1.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
10.0cm
25.0cm
9.0cm
Weather
Wed
light snow
Thu
cloud
Fri
snow showers
Mid station 1600m
Wed
light snow
Thu
cloud
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1068m
Wed
light snow
Thu
cloud
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1304m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
cloud
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1311m
Wed
light snow
Thu
cloud
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1506m

Notes on the Crystal Mountain Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Crystal Mountain. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Crystal Mountain piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Crystal Mountain snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Crystal Mountain, the Crystal Mountain weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Crystal Mountain weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Crystal Mountain, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Crystal Mountain. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Crystal Mountain snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Crystal Mountain snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Crystal Mountain snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Crystal Mountain snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Crystal Mountain, study the Crystal Mountain piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Crystal Mountain snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Crystal Mountain on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Crystal Mountain (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Crystal Mountain Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Crystal Mountain snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.