Northstar at Tahoe Snow Report:

The Northstar at Tahoe snow report is: 7 out of 14 Lifts open. 35 of 97 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 29cm (11 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Friday 13 of December at 10AM and Sunday 15 of December at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Northstar at Tahoe Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
20cm
Sun 15 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
20cm
Sun 15 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Northstar at Tahoe snow depths: updated 15 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
117cm
Lower snow depth:
80cm

Northstar at Tahoe resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Northstar at Tahoe brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Northstar at Tahoe snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 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 Northstar at Tahoe.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Dec 12
17cm
Dec 13
10cm
Dec 14
29cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Wed 18 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
17cm Sat 21 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
7 out of 14
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Northstar at Tahoe snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Northstar at Tahoe:

  • 20 km away from Northstar at Tahoe

    - Weather radar observation: 9 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Donner Ski Ranch. from Donner Ski Ranch

  • 22 km away from Northstar at Tahoe

    - Weather radar observation: 9 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Homewood Mountain Resort. from Homewood Mountain Resort

  • 17 km away from Northstar at Tahoe

    - Weather radar observation: 11 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Alpine Meadows. from Alpine Meadows

  • 41 km away from Northstar at Tahoe

    13 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from South Lake Tahoe Airport at 6312 feet 6 miles SW of Heavenly Ski Resort from Heavenly

Northstar at Tahoe Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Northstar at Tahoe

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Northstar at Tahoe using our Snowfinder page.

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
137cm
102cm
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Lower
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Upper
Lower
210cm
86cm
Upper
Lower
218cm
101cm
Upper
Lower
91cm
91cm
Piste State
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Powder
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Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
8cm
today
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today
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today
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today
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today
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Weather
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2322m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 1969m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2308m
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clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2358m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2148m

Notes on the Northstar at Tahoe Snow Report

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

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

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