Snowbasin Snow Report:

The Snowbasin snow report is: 4 out of 9 Lifts open. Resort is open. 3 inches (8 cm) past 7 days. 47 percent of pistes open - 22.5 of 47.9 km of pistes open (14 of 29.8 miles). Our model predicted that 9cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Saturday 07 of December at 8PM and Monday 09 of December at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Snowbasin Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
9cm
Mon 09 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Snowbasin snow depths: updated 12 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
91cm
Lower snow depth:
91cm

Snowbasin resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Snowbasin brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Snowbasin snow report shown below was updated on 12 Dec 2019. 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 Snowbasin.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Dec 05
1cm
Dec 07
8cm
Dec 08
9cm
Dec 09

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
9cm Fri 13 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
9cm Fri 13 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 9
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Snowbasin snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Snowbasin:

  • 10 km away from Snowbasin

    - Weather radar observation: 43 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily at Nordic Valley. from Nordic Valley

  • 10 km away from Snowbasin

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily in Nordic Valley. from Nordic Valley

  • 10 km away from Snowbasin

    - Weather radar observation: 7 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling in Nordic Valley. from Nordic Valley

Snowbasin Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Snowbasin

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

Resort
Issued: today 20km  away
Issued: today 69km  away
Issued: today 70km  away
Issued: today 71km  away
Issued: today 72km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
76cm
76cm
Upper
Lower
102cm
102cm
Upper
Lower
122cm
97cm
Upper
Lower
82cm
82cm
Upper
Lower
109cm
109cm
Piste State
Piste
Fresh
Off Piste
Fresh
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
12cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
7cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
7cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
43cm
1cm
34cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
36cm
3cm
24cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
37cm
2cm
25cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
35cm
3cm
24cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
36cm
3cm
25cm
Weather
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2514m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2746m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2574m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2460m
Thu
light snow
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2934m

Notes on the Snowbasin Snow Report

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

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

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