Kirkwood snow report:

The Kirkwood snow report is: 0 out of 14 Lifts open. Kirkwood Mountain Resort is closed. Plan to Open 12/03. A covid facemask will be required at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Covid pass protection will not be available at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Despite Covid, Kirkwood Mountain Resort will not require prior reservations. Kirkwood Mountain Resort recommends pre-purchasingday lift tickets because of covid. See the Kirkwood Mountain Resort Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Covid information for Kirkwood Mountain Resort was last updated on 2021-10-07 10:48:51.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Fri 08 Oct (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Kirkwood snow depths: updated 11 October 2021

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

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 11 Oct 2021. 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:

1cm
Oct 07
5cm
Oct 08
1cm
Oct 11
2cm
Oct 12

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
1cm Wed 20 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
16cm Sun 24 Oct (AM)
Lifts open:
0 out of 14
Resort runs:
closed

Kirkwood snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 2
    Powder days
  • 6
    Bluebird days

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Latest snow reports near Kirkwood:

  • 18 km away from Kirkwood

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
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    Light snow is falling at Sierra at Tahoe. from Sierra at Tahoe

Kirkwood Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Kirkwood 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Kirkwood

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

Resort
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Webcam
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clear
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Mid station 1585m
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clear
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clear
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snow showers
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clear
Mid station 3384m
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cloud
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Mid station 1572m
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Mid station 1628m

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.