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Waterville Valley Snow Report:

The Waterville Valley snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Wednesday 16 of September at 12AM and Tuesday 22 of September at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Mon 11 May (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Waterville Valley snow depths:

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Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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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 22 Sep 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:

14cm
May 09
17cm
May 10
7cm
May 11
2cm
May 12

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
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Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
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Waterville Valley snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
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  • 6
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Waterville Valley:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

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: yesterday 2672km  away
Issued: today 3211km  away
Issued: yesterday 3648km  away
Issued: yesterday 3680km  away
Issued: yesterday 3681km  away
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Amount:
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17cm
yesterday
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1cm
today
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yesterday
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yesterday
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1cm
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27cm
10cm
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Weather
Tue
cloudy
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clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 950m
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 457m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
rain showers
Mid station 2050m
Tue
thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
Mid station 2896m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
rain showers
Mid station 1950m

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.