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Skier Comments & Photos from the California Slopes

What are the ski conditions like right now at ski resorts in California? Read commentaries and see photos from fellow skiers and riders sharing their on-mountain experiences. Check back daily for new user-generated firsthand reports from your favorite California ski areas to see ski conditions, new snow and general stoke from the slopes along with images. Firsthand reports from California are submitted via the OnTheSnow Ski & Snow Report App. Download the free app to be part of the conversation.

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anonymous
Kirkwood4 day(s) ago
Roads are closed. Fortunately trapped here ;). One lift open today for the afternoon, deep pow!
New Snow : 9" Powder80
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anonymous
Bear Mountain4 day(s) ago
great conditions, not busy at all.
New Snow : 80
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Kenneth's iPhone
We got out yesterday at 11a when 395 north opened. Went to Squaw, great light snow but only 3 lifts running today for Av’s and winds.
New Snow : 15" Powder0
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Sterling
Mountain High5 day(s) ago
Snow was good. no new snow though. Very few places were icy. Wind was calm. I was there Friday for night skiing on the 8th
New Snow : 64
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GTRZ
Mt. Baldy6 day(s) ago
Great time with my son on the snow sled
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Mt. Baldy8 day(s) ago
Amazing day (feb 8th)
New Snow : 80
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Eric’s iPhone
New Snow : 15" Powder80
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Craig Hinkle
what a fun couple of days.. The snow here just keeps coming.
New Snow : 80
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BalderdashSupreme
Mt. Baldy11 day(s) ago
There's icy patches, a car flipped in front of me on Wednesday. Stay away if you have bald tires or rear wheel drive. As for snow for your kids below the base of the lift/parking lot, there isn't any. Buy lift tickets, go tubing/skiing, support the inexpensive, awesome mountain, don't create "snow play traffic". $5 to park in the ski area lot and hike up to where the snow starts. Sheriff comes by and checks dashboards/issues citations.
New Snow : 25" Packed powder80
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iPhone
Mt. Baldy11 day(s) ago
Soooooooo much snow!! So fun
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
no snow
New Snow : 80
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iPhone
Dodge Ridge13 day(s) ago
Today was insane. Chair Eight was untouched and thigh to hip deep with DRY LIGHT BEAUTY. When dodge is good It’s amazing, we’re Tahoe is usually skied up within the first hour at the pockets and powder to be found everywhere for days.it’s extremely good where are most places in Tahoe or speed up within the first hour he still has pockets of beauty into the afternoon and if you’re smart? Beyond.
New Snow : 15" Powder0
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anonymous
sooo deep and so fun!
New Snow : 80
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Kelli .
snowboarded at Eagle lodge today. Nice powder, but top of the lift had major gusts of wind. Took 2nd lift up to the top that was open and conditions were so bad could barely see 10 feet in front of you die ri winds. powder so deep if you fell nearly impossible to get back up again. Will wait for snow to drop before going again
New Snow : 48
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Clay iphone 6
Powder powder powder powder!! Sendy day at Squaw. Freezing cold and windy, upper mountain was closed for most of the day. KT22 was skiing fantastic. New snow on top of a sun crust from last week.
New Snow : 6" Powder0
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karen
Bear Mountain27 day(s) ago
great day on mt yesterday! they were blowing snow which sucked boarding thru but all and all, conditions pretty good!
New Snow : 64
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anonymous
Saw the question about huge base but only partially opened. The answer is avalanche risk. Tons of snow last week. Even more this week. It's wet and heavy. Also with this blizzard winds at top were over 100mph. Mid mountain was 60mph and that was even a little sketchy. most days they've opened late, and closed early on some. I get the safety emphasis, but delays are poorly posted. Still the skiing has been great, hence the 4 stars. But also agree with past below about $$$. I'm skiing on ikon pass, but I'd be a little pissed to drop $169 for a shortened day on a partially opened mountain.
New Snow : 64
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anonymous
Mt. Baldy1 months ago
January 15, 2019
New Snow : 0
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zuko
Mountain High1 months ago
fresh powder yesterday
New Snow : 0
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Excellent day to teach without the support harness. Snow was so soft.
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed80
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anonymous
Snow Valley1 months ago
Runs are clear and coverage is pretty good
New Snow : 64
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anonymous
Great day yesterday, sunshine after the storm, great skiing off granite. Got a bit warm towards the afternoon, sunny facing aspects a bit crusty today.
New Snow : 48
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roysee
This was January 6th after 16” reported. Got early turns and lines. This run was at Jibboom. EPIC.
New Snow : 15" Powder80
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Elmer Jr's iPhone
Dodge Ridge1 months ago
Perfect pow wow!
New Snow : 13" Packed powder0
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anonymous
Mountain High1 months ago
it snowed! got some fresh powder finally for 2019!
New Snow : 64
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anonymous
Easily another foot of snow at the base last night. Winds are dying off since last night but it is still windy.
New Snow : 18" 80
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anonymous
Snow Summit1 months ago
As good as it gets around here
New Snow : 10" 80
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RickyCo
Bear Mountain1 months ago
Great day on the mountain!
New Snow : 10" Powder0
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anonymous
Yep it snowed last night! About 30-50cm at the base.
New Snow : 16" 80
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BC on the slope again
went dec 18,19,20...all 3 days amazing...season tickets is already worth it...after a life time waiting for the opportunity...the runs open were enough for us...no wait ,great conditions....
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Great conditions and coverage. Fantastic skiing and more expert terain will open up with additional snow.
New Snow : 64
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beto
Ski China Peak2 months ago
early season conditions thin some areas but great overall only four lifts open no lines every little people on the mountain on sunday
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed64
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Johnny
Northstar
New Snow : 80
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Tricia's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort2 months ago
Hard to ski down with views like this from the top...
New Snow : 80
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Mark’s iPhone
Dodge Ridge2 months ago
Epic start to the season last Sunday, lots of Snow and no crowds. Backside closed for now until ski patrol verifies the runs, or more people come. Up to finance lift operations.
New Snow : 0
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Ken Doe
Ski China Peak2 months ago
China Peak open for WEEKEND ONLY as of December 1st. As of Dec 4 until Dec 15, open WEEKENDS ONLY!
New Snow : 0" Packed powder48
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Jonathan Sanders
Snow Summit2 months ago
the snow over the week has provided a soft top, but later in the day the icey base from the rain before the snow makes it a little trickier. overall decent for early season.
New Snow : 48
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Austin
3-5 feet of fresh in the past week.
New Snow : Powder80
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Jonathan Sanders
Great for Nov! They popped the top over the weekend. Sunday was pretty empty and running laps with little to no lines around the mountain. Coverage thinned out in some areas, but all were well marked. If you venture to the top keep in mind you should be in good knowledge of board or ski control to get down the mountain. It wasnt icy but Cornice has moguls and road runner is only about 10ft wide with a cliff on the side. be safe, have fun and get stoked for more snow this week!
New Snow : 80
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BC on the slope again
1 week ago...opening day...had a blast!!...didnt think a storm could come soon enough...it came..
New Snow : 0
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zike
Snowed heavily till 2pm then turned to sleet and rain. Snow gives good control but is not very fast. About 12 features on the one run that's open.
New Snow : 3" Packed powder64
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Dr.Jones
8:32am Heavenly will not open today due to high winds again.
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
not to bad for the first runs of the season
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Spring skiing at its finest!
New Snow : 80
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anonymous
Great conditions before noon. afternoon snow is slushy and choppy. upper runs are better in afternoon
New Snow : 80
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anonymous
Great winter conditions! But Cal side closed for the season as us Comet lift.
New Snow : 1" Machine Groomed64
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anonymous
warm and wet. almost the end of season
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
First time at Squaw. Pretty nice spring conditions.
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Great bluebird day! powder stashes are all over the mountain in the afternoon.
New Snow : 0" Packed powder80
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iPhone
Very good coverage with lots of soft forgiving snow. Warming quickly, spring skiing conditions developing, but upper half of mountain still in peak form
New Snow : 0" Packed powder0
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anonymous
the mountain runs are fully covered in recent snow, hard to find ice patches even in the afternoon.
New Snow : 80
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TyPhone
A little more pow today
New Snow : 5" Packed powder0
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anonymous
Hard packed powder on groomed runs and thick heavy sludge on the the non groomed stuff. Mostly a nice sunny day but early afternoon for more windy and things started to get icy in certain spots.
New Snow : Packed powder64
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McMahon’s iPhone (2)
Solid day prob 30 inches
New Snow : 15" Powder80
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dave k
little more icy today, but good groomers and a lot less people than the weekend
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed0
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Michael’s iPhone
There today incredible blue sky the groomed runs were perfect , but, off runs were pretty chopped up
New Snow : Packed powder0
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MDeck 4
Sugar Bowl Resort11 months ago
So nice
New Snow : 0" Powder0
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Jim's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort11 months ago
Sugarbowl deep
New Snow : Powder0
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iPhone
After several days of blizzard snows , now packed powder everywhere
New Snow : 15" Packed powder0
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IG:@joseph_valdes
Bear Mountain11 months ago
0" of Snow here but definitely got a couple feet of sand
New Snow : 0" Wet Snow0
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Bigb's I phone
Great ski yesterday 3/15/18 snowed almost all day soft powder everywhere had a great day!
New Snow : 0
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Vicki's iPhone
Currently storming but Pow everywhere and more dropping, get up here!
New Snow : 8" Powder0
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anonymous
we had the best time.
New Snow : 80
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acb
Powder is gone but still ok conditions. It wasn't crowded at all. Lovely day..
New Snow : 0" Hard Packed0
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Bradly's iPhone
Early Morning Corduroy Speed Laps!!
New Snow : 80
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anonymous
View of avalanche from top of Climax to bottom of chair 5 on Saturday during storm. Photo on Sunday. Chair 5 opened Monday
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Entire mountain open. Light powder on backside yesterday. Beautiful view on Santiago.
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Skied avalanche on Dry Creek open yesterday. Great snow. incredible to see.
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
once the top opened up conditions were very very good! chair 9 was the place to be. Friday before the avalanche was face shots all the way down yeww!
New Snow : 80
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b Ekins
Ski China Peak11 months ago
temperature 20 degrees 7 feet of new powder snow
New Snow : Powder0
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b Ekins
Ski China Peak11 months ago
on Saturday, the snow was 7 feet deep. It had been rolled but mostly skier tracked and much powder
New Snow : 18" Powder80
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Benjamin Campbell’s iPho
You’d be insane to not love the conditions. 8 feet in 7 days. It’s deeeeeeeep
New Snow : 5" Powder80
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Dookie
Sierra-at-Tahoe11 months ago
2/26 fresh snow. still a little thin in some places. more backside open but westbowl is closed
New Snow : Powder64
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Scott Bergschrund
Sugar Bowl Resort12 months ago
There are some areas of poor coverage, so look out for rocks and ice lurking beneath.
New Snow : 8" Powder0
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I’d say Squaw got a good 8 inches of dry powder today. Cold but fun skiing.
New Snow : 8" Powder0
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Pretty good skiing at Alpine. Packed powder. A little icy at the end of the day but we did see a dinosaur!
New Snow : Machine Groomed64

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