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El Colorado Snow Report:

The El Colorado snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Thursday 19 of November at 12AM and Wednesday 25 of November at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Tue 17 Nov (PM)
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El Colorado snow depths:

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El Colorado resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for El Colorado brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest El Colorado snow report shown below was updated on 25 Nov 2020. 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 El Colorado.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Nov 16
4cm
Nov 17
2cm
Nov 18
2cm
Nov 19

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
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Conditions off piste
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Next snowfall:
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Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
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El Colorado snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 6
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near El Colorado:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

El Colorado Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in El Colorado 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near El Colorado

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near El Colorado using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 698km  away
Issued: today 1022km  away
Issued: yesterday 1380km  away
Issued: yesterday 2390km  away
Issued: yesterday 2792km  away
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Amount:
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1cm
yesterday
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4cm
today
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yesterday
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1cm
yesterday
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0cm
5cm
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36cm
0cm
31cm
0-3
3-6
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4cm
0cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
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5cm
4cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
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Weather
Wed
light snow
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 1720m
Wed
light snow
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Mid station 1749m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
light snow
Fri
moderate rain
Mid station 1129m
Wed
cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Mid station 580m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
snow showers
Fri
snow showers
Mid station 6158m

Notes on the El Colorado Snow Report

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

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

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