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Sandia Peak Snow Report:

The Sandia Peak snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 14cm (5 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Sunday 25 of October at 12AM and Saturday 31 of October at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


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Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
17cm
Wed 28 Oct
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Sandia Peak snow depths:

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Sandia Peak resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Sandia Peak brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sandia Peak snow report shown below was updated on 31 Oct 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 Sandia Peak.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Oct 09
4cm
Oct 26
10cm
Oct 27
17cm
Oct 28

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Sandia Peak snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
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Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Sandia Peak:

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Sandia Peak Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Sandia Peak

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

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Notes on the Sandia Peak Snow Report

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

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

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