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Popocatepetl Snow Report:

The Popocatepetl snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 34cm (13 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Sunday 02 of August at 12AM and Saturday 08 of August at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
17cm
Sat 08 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
17cm
Sat 08 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Popocatepetl snow depths:

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

Popocatepetl resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Popocatepetl brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Popocatepetl snow report shown below was updated on 8 Aug 2020. 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 Popocatepetl.

Last snowfall:

9cm
Aug 05
18cm
Aug 06
14cm
Aug 07
17cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
4cm Sun 09 Aug (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Sun 09 Aug (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Popocatepetl snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
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  • 1
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Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Popocatepetl:

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Popocatepetl Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Popocatepetl 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Popocatepetl

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

Resort
Issued: today 2699km  away
Issued: today 2818km  away
Issued: yesterday 3618km  away
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Issued: today 4236km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
230cm
90cm
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Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
6cm
39 days ago
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19cm
today
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3cm
41 days ago
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4cm
today
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2cm
today
Next 9 Days
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5cm
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5cm
0-3
3-6
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Weather
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2907m
Sat
thunderstorm
Sun
thunderstorm
Mon
thunderstorm
Mid station 2896m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2040m
Sat
snow showers
Sun
clear
Mon
partially cloudy
Mid station 2697m
Sat
rain showers
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
rain showers
Mid station 2050m

Notes on the Popocatepetl Snow Report

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

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

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