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Sun Valley snow report:

The Sun Valley snow report is: 15 out of 18 Lifts open. Sun Valley Resort is open. 3 inches (8 cm) past 7 days. A covid facemask is required at Sun Valley Resort. Covid pass protection is not available at Sun Valley Resort. Despite Covid, Sun Valley Resort will not require prior reservations. Sun Valley Resort does not currently advise pre-purchasing day lift tickets. See the Sun Valley Resort Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Sun Valley Resort. Covid information for Sun Valley Resort was last updated on 2020-10-08 14:13:32. Our model predicted that 11cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Friday 26 of February at 8AM and Sunday 28 of February at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level Sun Valley Piste State: Packed Powder.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Sun 28 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Sun Valley snow depths: updated 06 March 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
241cm
Lower snow depth:
193cm

Sun Valley resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Sun Valley brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sun Valley snow report shown below was updated on 6 Mar 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 Sun Valley.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Feb 25
11cm
Feb 26
2cm
Feb 27
11cm
Feb 28

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
Packed Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Mon 08 Mar (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Mon 15 Mar (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
15 out of 18
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Sun Valley snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 1
    Powder days
  • 6
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Sun Valley:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Sun Valley Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sun 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 Sun Valley

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 48km  away
Issued: yesterday 149km  away
Issued: yesterday 164km  away
Issued: yesterday 168km  away
Issued: yesterday 184km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
152cm
117cm
Upper
Lower
198cm
185cm
Upper
Lower
208cm
180cm
Upper
Lower
91cm
46cm
Upper
Lower
216cm
127cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
20cm
7 days ago
Amount:
Date:
13cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
7 days ago
Amount:
Date:
17cm
7 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
0cm
6cm
Weather
Sun
clear
Mon
cloudy
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1964m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
cloudy
Tue
snow showers
Mid station 2042m
Sun
clear
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2590m
Sun
clear
Mon
cloudy
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 2094m
Sun
cloudy
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1920m

Notes on the Sun Valley Snow Report

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

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