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Vail Snow Report for 23 Jun 2019

Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Report for 23 Jun 2019

Our Snow Report for Vail brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Vail snow report shown below was updated on 23 Jun 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 Vail.

Vail Snow Report Issued: 23 Jun 2019

Season opens: 13 November 2019 | Season closes: 19 April 2020

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon 23 Jun 2019
Fresh snow depth:8 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top:  –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 33 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 8cm (3 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Friday 21 of June at 9PM and Sunday 23 of June at 3PM MDT at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(2599m — 3215m)

snow report yesterday

460 km away

Alta webcam
90
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 8 cm
55 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2907 m
5400m 5200m 5250m

(1478m — 2603m)

snow report yesterday

1448 km away

Timberline webcam
220
Old corn snow, Hard
Crust
7 cm
25 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2040 m
3800m 3600m 4400m

(3048m — 5452m)

snow report yesterday

2410 km away

17 cm
yesterday
2
1
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 4250 m
4900m 4750m 4750m

(1m — 5790m)

snow report yesterday

4535 km away

8 cm
yesterday
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2896 m
4950m 4950m 4950m

(3957m — 5785m)

snow report yesterday

5269 km away

1 cm
yesterday
3
2
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 4871 m
4800m 4850m 4800m

Notes on the Vail Snow Report

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

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

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