Squaw Valley snow report:

The Squaw Valley snow report is: 7 out of 24 Lifts open. 29 of 100 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 20cm (8 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Saturday 24 of April at 8PM and Monday 26 of April at 8PM PDT at the mid mountain level Squaw Valley Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
20cm
Tue 27 Apr
Origin:Report Origin

Squaw Valley snow depths: updated 11 May 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
175cm
Lower snow depth:
55cm

Squaw Valley resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Squaw Valley brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Squaw Valley snow report shown below was updated on 11 May 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 Squaw Valley.

Last snowfall:

13cm
Apr 15
8cm
Apr 25
1cm
Apr 26
20cm
Apr 27

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
Spring snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Sat 15 May (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
7 out of 24
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Squaw Valley snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 6
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Squaw Valley:

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Squaw Valley Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Squaw Valley 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Squaw Valley

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

Resort
Issued: today 4km  away
Issued: on 11 May 203km  away
Issued: on 11 May 693km  away
Issued: today 706km  away
Issued: today 722km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamTimberline WebcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
97cm
41cm
Upper
Lower
365cm
150cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
21cm
13 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
13 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
2cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Mon
thunderstorm
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Mid station 2358m
Mon
clear
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Mid station 2896m
Mon
clear
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Mid station 2040m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Mid station 2262m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
clear
Wed
cloudy
Mid station 1677m

Notes on the Squaw Valley Snow Report

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

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

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