Moonlight Basin Snow Report:

The Moonlight Basin snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Monday 17 of February at 12AM and Sunday 23 of February at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
16cm
Tue 18 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Moonlight Basin snow depths:

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

Moonlight Basin resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Moonlight Basin brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Moonlight Basin snow report shown below was updated on 23 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 Moonlight Basin.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Feb 15
8cm
Feb 16
5cm
Feb 17
16cm
Feb 18

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Tell us
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
5cm Mon 24 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Mon 24 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Moonlight Basin snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Moonlight Basin:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Moonlight Basin Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Moonlight Basin

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

Resort
Issued: today 30km  away
Issued: today 89km  away
Issued: today 118km  away
Issued: today 147km  away
Issued: today 148km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
236cm
140cm
Upper
Lower
196cm
196cm
Upper
Lower
130cm
112cm
Upper
Lower
173cm
135cm
Upper
Lower
259cm
251cm
Piste State
Piste
Fresh
Off Piste
Fresh
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
13cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
34cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
6cm
15cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
2cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
11cm
14cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
7cm
2cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
6cm
15cm
Weather
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
light snow
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2736m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
light snow
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2026m
Sun
clear
Mon
light snow
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2118m
Sun
clear
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2504m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
light snow
Tue
clear
Mid station 2772m

Notes on the Moonlight Basin Snow Report

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

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

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