Sugar Mountain snow report:

The Sugar Mountain snow report is: 4 out of 8 Lifts open. Sugar Mountain Resort is open. . A covid facemask is not required at Sugar Mountain ResortCovid pass protection is not available at Sugar Mountain Resort. Despite Covid, Sugar Mountain Resort will not require prior reservations. Sugar Mountain Resort does not currently advise pre-purchasing day lift tickets. See the Sugar Mountain Resort Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Sugar Mountain Resort. Covid information for Sugar Mountain Resort was last updated on 2021-10-06 15:57:11. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Thursday 25 of November at 10PM and Friday 26 of November at 10AM EST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Sugar Mountain Piste State: Loose Granular.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Fri 26 Feb (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Sugar Mountain snow depths: updated 02 December 2021

Upper snow depth:
66cm
Lower snow depth:
66cm

Sugar Mountain resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Sugar Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sugar Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 2 Dec 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 Sugar Mountain.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Apr 22
2cm
May 12
3cm
Nov 14
1cm
Nov 26

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Loose Granular
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
4 out of 8
Resort runs:

Sugar Mountain snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 1
    Powder days
  • 3
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Sugar Mountain:

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Sugar Mountain Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sugar Mountain 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Sugar Mountain

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

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
86cm
56cm
Upper
Lower
117cm
91cm
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Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
86cm
66cm
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Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
18 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
18 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
4cm
on 16 Mar
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
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0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
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0-3
3-6
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0-3
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Weather
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
cloud
Mid station 1552m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
cloud
Mid station 1164m
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Sat
cloud
Mid station 1296m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
cloud
Mid station 1533m
Thu
light rain
Fri
clear
Sat
part cloud
Mid station 868m

Notes on the Sugar Mountain Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Sugar Mountain weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Sugar Mountain, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Sugar Mountain. 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 Mountain snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Sugar Mountain snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Sugar Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain, study the Sugar Mountain 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 Mountain snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Sugar Mountain 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 Mountain (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Sugar Mountain Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Sugar Mountain 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.