Sierra Nevada snow report:

The Sierra Nevada snow report is: 6 out of 17 Lifts open. 8.5 of 106.8 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Saturday 27 of November at 4PM and Saturday 27 of November at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Sierra Nevada Piste State: Powder.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Sun 21 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Sierra Nevada snow depths: updated 30 November 2021

Upper snow depth:
20cm
Lower snow depth:
20cm

Sierra Nevada resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Sierra Nevada brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sierra Nevada snow report shown below was updated on 30 Nov 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 Sierra Nevada.

Last snowfall:

6cm
Nov 20
7cm
Nov 21
1cm
Nov 24
1cm
Nov 27

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Powder
Off Piste conditions:
Powder
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 02 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
6 out of 17
Resort runs:
Closed

Sierra Nevada snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 1
    Powder days
  • 6
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Sierra Nevada:

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Sierra Nevada Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sierra Nevada 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Sierra Nevada

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

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Webcam
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Piste State
Last Snow
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Date:
10cm
2 days ago
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2cm
2 days ago
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37cm
2 days ago
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10cm
2 days ago
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88cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
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10cm
0cm
10cm
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6cm
3cm
5cm
0-3
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21cm
13cm
19cm
0-3
3-6
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9cm
0cm
9cm
0-3
3-6
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43cm
9cm
43cm
Weather
Wed
cloud
Thu
light snow
Fri
part cloud
Mid station 1875m
Wed
part cloud
Thu
part cloud
Fri
part cloud
Mid station 1863m
Wed
cloud
Thu
light snow
Fri
cloud
Mid station 1827m
Wed
light rain
Thu
light snow
Fri
cloud
Mid station 1650m
Wed
light snow
Thu
mod snow
Fri
cloud
Mid station 1886m

Notes on the Sierra Nevada Snow Report

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

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

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