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Mount Washington Snow Report:

The Mount Washington snow report is: 6 out of 6 Lifts open. 58 of 60 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Thursday 14 of January at 4PM and Friday 15 of January at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Mount Washington Piste State: Packed powder or groomed snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
2cm
Fri 15 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
10cm
Wed 13 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Mount Washington snow depths: updated 16 January 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
292cm
Lower snow depth:
140cm

Mount Washington resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mount Washington brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Washington snow report shown below was updated on 16 Jan 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 Mount Washington.

Last snowfall:

26cm
Jan 11
16cm
Jan 12
10cm
Jan 13
2cm
Jan 15

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Sun 17 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
11cm Sun 24 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
6 out of 6
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Mount Washington snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Mount Washington Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Mount Washington

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 91km  away
Issued: yesterday 150km  away
Issued: today 155km  away
Issued: yesterday 163km  away
Issued: on 17 Jan 164km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
380cm
115cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
296cm
224cm
Piste State
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Heavy
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
7cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
12cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
1cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
4cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
1cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
3cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
0cm
14cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
0cm
6cm
Weather
Sat
light snow
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
cloudy
Mid station 1540m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Mid station 1737m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 1132m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Mid station 920m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 1053m

Notes on the Mount Washington Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mount Washington weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mount Washington, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mount Washington. 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 Washington snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mount Washington snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mount Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington, study the Mount Washington 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 Washington snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mount Washington 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 Mount Washington (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mount Washington Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mount Washington 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.