Keystone Snow Report:

The Keystone snow report is: 20 out of 20 Lifts open. Resort is open. 12 inches (30 cm) past 7 days. Our model predicted that 3cm (1.2 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Wednesday 19 of February at 8PM and Thursday 20 of February at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Keystone Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Thu 20 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Keystone snow depths: updated 22 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
140cm
Lower snow depth:
140cm

Keystone resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Keystone brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Keystone snow report shown below was updated on 22 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 Keystone.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Feb 16
5cm
Feb 17
13cm
Feb 18
3cm
Feb 20

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
4cm Sun 23 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Sun 23 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
20 out of 20
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Keystone snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Keystone:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Keystone Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Keystone

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

Resort
Issued: today 9km  away
Issued: today 11km  away
Issued: today 17km  away
Issued: today 21km  away
Issued: today 36km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamBreckenridge webcamNo webcamVail webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
155cm
155cm
Upper
Lower
160cm
160cm
Upper
Lower
196cm
196cm
Upper
Lower
142cm
142cm
Upper
Lower
188cm
188cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
3cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
4cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
6cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
17cm
5cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
18cm
7cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
7cm
6cm
Weather
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 3632m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 3551m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 3419m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 3356m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 2986m

Notes on the Keystone Snow Report

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

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

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