Willamette Pass Snow Report:

The Willamette Pass snow report is: out of 6 Lifts open. Reopen 01/291 inches (3 cm) past 4 days. Our model predicted that 16cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 66 hours between Thursday 23 of January at 10PM and Sunday 26 of January at 4PM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
15cm
Sun 26 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
15cm
Sun 26 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Willamette Pass snow depths: updated 25 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
152cm
Lower snow depth:
152cm

Willamette Pass resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Willamette Pass brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Willamette Pass snow report shown below was updated on 25 Jan 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 Willamette Pass.

Last snowfall:

18cm
Jan 23
7cm
Jan 24
2cm
Jan 25
15cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
8cm Mon 27 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Mon 27 Jan (AM)
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Willamette Pass snow conditions

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Willamette Pass Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Willamette Pass

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

Resort
Issued: today 50km  away
Issued: yesterday 91km  away
Issued: today 176km  away
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Issued: today 195km  away
Webcam
Mt Bachelor webcamHoodoo Ski Area webcamNo webcamNo webcamMt Hood Meadows webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
257cm
183cm
Upper
Lower
142cm
142cm
Upper
Lower
137cm
122cm
Upper
Lower
142cm
102cm
Upper
Lower
318cm
221cm
Piste State
Last Snow
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5cm
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Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
40cm
4cm
57cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
34cm
0cm
66cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
0cm
15cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
17cm
0cm
55cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
40cm
0cm
75cm
Weather
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2233m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
moderate rain
Mid station 1580m
Mon
snow showers
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2110m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
moderate rain
Mid station 1316m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1802m

Notes on the Willamette Pass Snow Report

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

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

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