Donner Ski Ranch Snow Report:

The Donner Ski Ranch snow report is: 0 out of 6 Lifts open. Operating. Our model predicted that 38cm (15 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Friday 13 of December at 10AM and Sunday 15 of December at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
38cm
Sun 15 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Knee
38cm
Sun 15 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Donner Ski Ranch snow depths: updated 15 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
0cm
Lower snow depth:
0cm

Donner Ski Ranch resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Donner Ski Ranch brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Donner Ski Ranch snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 2019. 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 Donner Ski Ranch.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Dec 12
22cm
Dec 13
26cm
Dec 14
38cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Wed 18 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
28cm Sat 21 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 6
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Donner Ski Ranch snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Donner Ski Ranch:

  • Weather radar observation: 9 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Donner Ski Ranch. from Donner Ski Ranch

  • 31 km away from Donner Ski Ranch

    - Weather radar observation: 9 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Homewood Mountain Resort. from Homewood Mountain Resort

  • 20 km away from Donner Ski Ranch

    - Weather radar observation: 11 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Alpine Meadows. from Alpine Meadows

  • 20 km away from Donner Ski Ranch

    - Weather radar observation: 13 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling in Alpine Meadows. from Alpine Meadows

Donner Ski Ranch Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Donner Ski Ranch 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Donner Ski Ranch

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Donner Ski Ranch using our Snowfinder page.

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
145cm
145cm
Upper
Lower
165cm
102cm
Upper
Lower
140cm
140cm
Upper
Lower
91cm
91cm
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Lower
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Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
13cm
today
Amount:
Date:
39cm
today
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13cm
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35cm
today
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Date:
41cm
today
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11cm
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11cm
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Weather
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2286m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2326m
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clear
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clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2156m
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clear
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clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2148m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2012m

Notes on the Donner Ski Ranch Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Donner Ski Ranch weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Donner Ski Ranch, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Donner Ski Ranch. 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, Donner Ski Ranch snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Donner Ski Ranch snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Donner Ski Ranch 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 Donner Ski Ranch 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 Donner Ski Ranch, study the Donner Ski Ranch piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Donner Ski Ranch snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Donner Ski Ranch 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 Donner Ski Ranch (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Donner Ski Ranch Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Donner Ski Ranch 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.