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Sierra Nevada Snow Report:

The Sierra Nevada snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Saturday 12 of September at 12AM and Friday 18 of September at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
1cm
Mon 18 May (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sun 17 May (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Sierra Nevada snow depths:

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

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 18 Sep 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 Sierra Nevada.

Last snowfall:

1cm
May 15
5cm
May 16
9cm
May 17
1cm
May 18

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Tell us
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Sierra Nevada snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Sierra Nevada:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Sierra Nevada Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Sierra Nevada

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

Resort
Issued: today 1311km  away
Issued: today 1319km  away
Issued: today 1320km  away
Issued: today 1321km  away
Issued: today 1332km  away
Webcam
La Fouly - Val Ferret webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamVerbier webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
120cm
107cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
180cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
385cm
50cm
Piste State
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
No Info
Off Piste
No Info
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
15cm
19 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
on 1 May
Amount:
Date:
2cm
12 days ago
Amount:
Date:
16cm
19 days ago
Amount:
Date:
13cm
19 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
9cm
53cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
8cm
35cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
7cm
36cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
10cm
52cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
9cm
52cm
Weather
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light rain
Mon
thunderstorm
Mid station 2264m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light rain
Mon
thunderstorm
Mid station 1658m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light rain
Mon
thunderstorm
Mid station 1832m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light rain
Mon
thunderstorm
Mid station 2186m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
rain showers
Mon
thunderstorm
Mid station 2415m

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.