Kirkwood Snow Report:

The Kirkwood snow report is: 12 out of 14 Lifts open. Resort is open. 18 inches (46 cm) past 7 days. 100 percent of pistes open - 6.4 of 6.4 km of pistes open (4 of 4.0 miles). Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Monday 20 of January at 10PM and Tuesday 21 of January at 4PM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Kirkwood Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
1cm
Tue 21 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Fri 17 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Kirkwood snow depths: updated 21 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
140cm
Lower snow depth:
114cm

Kirkwood resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Kirkwood brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kirkwood snow report shown below was updated on 21 Jan 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 Kirkwood.

Last snowfall:

15cm
Jan 15
38cm
Jan 16
48cm
Jan 17
1cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
24cm Sun 26 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
12 out of 14
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Kirkwood snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Kirkwood:

  • 31 km away from Kirkwood

    2 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from South Lake Tahoe Airport at 6312 feet 6 miles SW of Heavenly Ski Resort from Heavenly

  • 31 km away from Kirkwood

    3 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from South Lake Tahoe Airport at 6312 feet 6 miles SW of Heavenly but it is probably falling as rain at the bottom of the ski area from Heavenly

  • 31 km away from Kirkwood

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily at Heavenly. from Heavenly

  • Weather radar observation: 5 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Kirkwood. from Kirkwood

Kirkwood Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Kirkwood

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Resort
Issued: today 18km  away
Issued: today 21km  away
Issued: today 31km  away
Issued: today 46km  away
Issued: on 22 Jan 54km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamHeavenly webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
168cm
117cm
Upper
Lower
160cm
160cm
Upper
Lower
147cm
74cm
Upper
Lower
282cm
132cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
on 22 Jan
Amount:
Date:
3cm
on 22 Jan
Amount:
Date:
26cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
on 22 Jan
Amount:
Date:
2cm
on 22 Jan
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
22cm
18cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
23cm
17cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
14cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
18cm
15cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
13cm
13cm
Weather
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2360m
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2302m
Tue
snow showers
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2535m
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 2150m
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Mid station 1969m

Notes on the Kirkwood Snow Report

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

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

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