Mount Dobson Snow Report:

The Mount Dobson snow report is: 0 out of 4 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 3cm (1.2 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Tuesday 19 of November at 10AM and Tuesday 19 of November at 10PM NZDT at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
3cm
Tue 19 Nov

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Sun 17 Nov

Mount Dobson snow depths: updated 19 November 2019

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

Mount Dobson resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mount Dobson brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Dobson snow report shown below was updated on 19 Nov 2019. 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 Mount Dobson.

Last snowfall:

8cm
Nov 13
9cm
Nov 14
6cm
Nov 17
3cm
Nov 19

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
5cm Wed 06 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Wed 06 Nov (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 4
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Mount Dobson snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mount Dobson:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Mount Dobson Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Mount Dobson

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 15km  away
Issued: yesterday 19km  away
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Issued: yesterday 68km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
7cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
Amount:
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34cm
yesterday
Amount:
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63cm
yesterday
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48cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
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1cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
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1cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
20cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
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3cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Wed
snow showers
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1742m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1893m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1799m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
light snow
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 3296m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1696m

Notes on the Mount Dobson Snow Report

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

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

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