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Snow Report for Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows

The Snow report for Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows was issued at: 2pm 04 Aug 2021

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Forecasts

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snow report:

The Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0 cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Thursday 29 of July at 12AM and Wednesday 04 of August at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Mon 26 Apr
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Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snow report shown below was updated on 4 Aug 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 Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Mar 15
4cm
Mar 16
1cm
Mar 20
5cm
Apr 26

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
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    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows:

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Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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11cm
72 days ago
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54 days ago
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today
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today
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clear
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2907m
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clear
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rain showers
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light rain
Mid station 2040m
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
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part cloud
Mid station 4250m
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
Mid station 2896m
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snow showers
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snow showers
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snow showers
Mid station 3530m

Notes on the Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Snow Report

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

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

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