Sugar Bowl Snow Report:

The Sugar Bowl snow report is: 13 out of 13 Lifts open. Resort is open. . Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Saturday 08 of February at 10PM and Sunday 09 of February at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level Sugar Bowl Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Mon 03 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Sugar Bowl snow depths: updated 22 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
198cm
Lower snow depth:
102cm

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 22 Feb 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:

13cm
Jan 27
8cm
Feb 02
9cm
Feb 03
1cm
Feb 09

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Machine Groomed
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Sat 29 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
10cm Sun 01 Mar (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
13 out of 13
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Sugar Bowl snow conditions

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

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Sugar Bowl:

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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
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
86cm
61cm
Upper
Lower
198cm
198cm
Upper
Lower
198cm
198cm
Upper
Lower
127cm
127cm
Upper
Lower
220cm
109cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
9cm
19 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
19 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
19 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
13 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
13 days ago
Next 9 Days
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
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2252m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2286m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2156m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2148m
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2308m

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.