Taos Snow Report:

The Taos snow report is: 3 out of 14 Lifts open. 10 of 113 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Wednesday 04 of December at 8PM and Thursday 05 of December at 8PM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Taos Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
8cm
Fri 06 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Fri 06 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Taos snow depths: updated 06 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
119cm
Lower snow depth:
70cm

Taos resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Taos brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Taos snow report shown below was updated on 6 Dec 2019. 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 Taos.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Dec 04
5cm
Dec 05
7cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sun 08 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
3 out of 14
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Taos snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Taos Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Taos

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

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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
61cm
61cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
46cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
-
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
4cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
5cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
0cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
0cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
0cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
0cm
2cm
Weather
Sat
clear
Sun
snow showers
Mon
snow showers
Mid station 2938m
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 2911m
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 2987m
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Mid station 2632m
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Mid station 3222m

Notes on the Taos Snow Report

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

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

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