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Sugar Bowl Snow Report:

The Sugar Bowl snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Sunday 24 of May at 12AM and Saturday 30 of May at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
10cm
Wed 20 May
Origin:Report Origin

Sugar Bowl snow depths:

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

Sugar Bowl resort conditions:

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

Last snowfall:

2cm
May 17
13cm
May 18
1cm
May 19
4cm
May 20

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Mon 08 Jun (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Sugar Bowl snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 5
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Sugar Bowl:

  • 18 km away from Sugar Bowl

    - Weather radar observation: 11 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling above Alpine Meadows. from Alpine Meadows

Sugar Bowl Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Sugar Bowl

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

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 680km  away
Issued: 4 days ago 1225km  away
Issued: 4 days ago 1238km  away
Issued: 4 days ago 1271km  away
Issued: 4 days ago 1309km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
267cm
60cm
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Lower
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Lower
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Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
8cm
8 days ago
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11cm
4 days ago
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14cm
4 days ago
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25cm
4 days ago
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1cm
4 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
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0cm
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0cm
0-3
3-6
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0-3
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Weather
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
snow showers
Mon
clear
Mid station 2040m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
partially cloudy
Mid station 3419m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
partially cloudy
Mid station 3551m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
partially cloudy
Mid station 3246m
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light rain
Mon
light rain
Mid station 1902m

Notes on the Sugar Bowl Snow Report

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

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

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