Elk Meadows Snow Report:

The Elk Meadows snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Thursday 13 of February at 12AM and Wednesday 19 of February at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Tue 04 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Elk Meadows snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Elk Meadows resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Elk Meadows brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Elk Meadows snow report shown below was updated on 19 Feb 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 Elk Meadows.

Last snowfall:

8cm
Feb 04
2cm
Feb 06
3cm
Feb 09
3cm
Feb 10

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Tell us
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
4cm Sat 22 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Sat 22 Feb (PM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Elk Meadows snow conditions

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

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Elk Meadows:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Elk Meadows Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Elk Meadows 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Elk Meadows

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Elk Meadows using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 66km  away
Issued: yesterday 81km  away
Issued: yesterday 239km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 255km  away
Issued: yesterday 258km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
107cm
107cm
Upper
Lower
122cm
122cm
Upper
Lower
130cm
130cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
328cm
328cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
4cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
14cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
15cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
14cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
6cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
11cm
0cm
Weather
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 3031m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2940m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2187m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 1768m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2858m

Notes on the Elk Meadows Snow Report

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

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

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