Waterville Valley Snow Report:

The Waterville Valley snow report is: 10 out of 11 Lifts open. Resort is open. 8 inches (20 cm) Past 7 Days. Waterville Valley Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
5cm
Wed 19 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Wed 19 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Waterville Valley snow depths: updated 19 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
76cm
Lower snow depth:
38cm

Waterville Valley resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Waterville Valley brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Waterville Valley snow report shown below was updated on 19 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 Waterville Valley.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Feb 12
7cm
Feb 13
5cm
Feb 18
5cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 25 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
12cm Thu 27 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
10 out of 11
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Waterville Valley snow conditions

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

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Latest snow reports near Waterville Valley:

  • 40 km away from Waterville Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 50 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Wildcat Mountain. from Wildcat Mountain

  • 40 km away from Waterville Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at Wildcat Mountain. from Wildcat Mountain

  • 40 km away from Waterville Valley

    6 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Shower light snow reported from Mount Washington Airport at 6266 feet only 3 miles WSW of Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort from Wildcat Mountain

Waterville Valley Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Waterville Valley 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Waterville Valley

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

Resort
Issued: today 13km  away
Issued: today 27km  away
Issued: today 27km  away
Issued: today 28km  away
Issued: today 33km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
91cm
61cm
Upper
Lower
40cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
165cm
76cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
61cm
41cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
15cm
today
Amount:
Date:
14cm
today
Amount:
Date:
8cm
today
Amount:
Date:
11cm
today
Amount:
Date:
13cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
3cm
Weather
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Fri
clear
Mid station 608m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 450m
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Fri
clear
Mid station 947m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
snow showers
Fri
clear
Mid station 442m
Wed
light snow
Thu
light snow
Fri
clear
Mid station 716m

Notes on the Waterville Valley Snow Report

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

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