Sandia Peak Snow Report:

The Sandia Peak snow report is: 4 out of 7 Lifts open. Reopen 02/2112 inches (30 cm) past 7 days. Our model predicted that 10cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Monday 10 of February at 8PM and Tuesday 11 of February at 2PM MST at the mid mountain level Sandia Peak Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
10cm
Tue 11 Feb (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Sandia Peak snow depths: updated 17 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
119cm
Lower snow depth:
119cm

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 17 Feb 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:

4cm
Jan 22
2cm
Feb 04
4cm
Feb 05
10cm
Feb 11

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Machine Groomed
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sun 23 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 7
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Sandia Peak snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 7
    Bluebird Days

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 2019 - 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.

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 65km  away
Issued: today 131km  away
Issued: today 166km  away
Issued: today 167km  away
Issued: today 189km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
203cm
203cm
Upper
Lower
91cm
76cm
Upper
Lower
178cm
70cm
Upper
Lower
119cm
119cm
Upper
Lower
117cm
117cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
8cm
7 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
5cm
today
Amount:
Date:
10cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
3cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
9cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
12cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
10cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
10cm
4cm
Weather
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 3408m
Wed
cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 2632m
Wed
light snow
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 3203m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 2938m
Wed
light snow
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 2911m

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.