Mt Hood Meadows snow report:

The Mt Hood Meadows snow report is: 11 out of 12 Lifts open. 87 of 90 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 5cm (2.0 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Thursday 26 of January at 10PM and Friday 27 of January at 4PM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Mt Hood Meadows Piste State: Packed powder and groomed snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
5cm
Sat 28 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
9cm
Sun 22 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Mt Hood Meadows snow depths: updated 27 January 2023

Upper snow depth:
381cm
Lower snow depth:
206cm

Mt Hood Meadows resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mt Hood Meadows brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mt Hood Meadows snow report shown below was updated on 27 Jan 2023. 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 Mt Hood Meadows.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Jan 18
1.0cm
Jan 19
7cm
Jan 21
9cm
Jan 22

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Packed powder and groomed snow
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
8cm Sat 28 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Sat 28 Jan (PM)
Lifts open:
11 out of 12
Resort runs:
Open

Mt Hood Meadows snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 2
    Powder days
  • 2
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Mt Hood Meadows Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mt Hood Meadows 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Mt Hood Meadows

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mt Hood Meadows using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 5km  away
Issued: on 28 Jan 9km  away
Issued: today 10km  away
Issued: today 104km  away
Issued: today 147km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
224cm
224cm
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
130cm
130cm
Upper
Lower
130cm
130cm
Upper
Lower
185cm
185cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2.0cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
7.0cm
2.0cm
7.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6.0cm
2.0cm
6.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9.0cm
1.0cm
9.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6.0cm
0.0cm
5.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
7.0cm
4.0cm
7.0cm
Weather
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 2040m
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 1316m
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 1340m
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 1580m
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 1600m

Notes on the Mt Hood Meadows Snow Report

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

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

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