Pen-y-Fan snow report:

The Pen-y-Fan snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 4 cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Tuesday 30 of November at 12AM and Monday 06 of December at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
2cm
Fri 03 Dec (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Sat 01 May
Origin:Report Origin

Pen-y-Fan snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Pen-y-Fan resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Pen-y-Fan brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Pen-y-Fan snow report shown below was updated on 6 Dec 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 Pen-y-Fan.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Nov 26
3cm
Nov 27
2cm
Dec 01
2cm
Dec 03

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 07 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Wed 08 Dec (AM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Pen-y-Fan snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
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    Powder days
  • 1
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Pen-y-Fan:

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Pen-y-Fan Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Pen-y-Fan 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Pen-y-Fan

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Pen-y-Fan using our Snowfinder page.

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Mid station 572m
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Mid station 646m

Notes on the Pen-y-Fan Snow Report

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

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

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