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Steamboat Snow Report:

The Steamboat snow report is: 0 out of 22 Lifts open. Resort is closed. Plan to Open 12/01. Our model predicted that 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Sunday 22 of November at 8PM and Tuesday 24 of November at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
7cm
Tue 24 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Tue 24 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Steamboat snow depths: updated 24 November 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
0cm
Lower snow depth:
0cm

Steamboat resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Steamboat brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Steamboat snow report shown below was updated on 24 Nov 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 Steamboat.

Last snowfall:

13cm
Nov 14
15cm
Nov 15
1cm
Nov 23
7cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 26 Nov (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 22
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Steamboat snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Steamboat:

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Steamboat Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Steamboat

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

Resort
Issued: today 6km  away
Issued: today 84km  away
Issued: today 94km  away
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Issued: today 106km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
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-
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
45cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
0cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
0cm
10cm
Weather
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
light snow
Mid station 2108m
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Mid station 2652m
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2871m
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Mid station 2986m
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Mid station 3208m

Notes on the Steamboat Snow Report

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

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

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