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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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Mammoth Mountain
Mountain High6 day(s) ago
New snow
New Snow : 6" Packed powder0
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Skunk Ape
So much fun for July. Soft snow, warm sun, cold beer!!
New Snow : Spring Snow80
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Don't ski after 11am. Ridiculously dangerous. Almost lost my nuts. They should open upon sunrise at 6am.
New Snow : 16
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Get on when chairs start spinning at 7:30am (spring hours) to carve the groomers. By 10am you can smear the un-groomed spuds under 23. :)
New Snow : Spring Snow64
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Spring skiing break with live music
New Snow : Spring Snow80
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BareBones
solid conditions, great Spring riding. started to get heavy around 2 pm the last 2 days (~48° high)
New Snow : 64
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Marko's phone
Northtar backside
New Snow : Packed powder0
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Heysmilinsteve
temps 43 today overcast with warm front coming. snow very wet and slow. make sure you wax correctly. started light rain at 4pm @ 7k ft, light snow above 8500ft. suppose to get colder by friday.
New Snow : 0" Wet Snow48
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anonymous
Backside!
New Snow : 64
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anonymous
stellar day @heavenly
New Snow : 0
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iPhone
Great day. No crowds. Great conditions..
New Snow : 2" Packed powder0
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Jim's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
Sneaker Pow day
New Snow : 7" Powder0
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Jim's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
Sneaker day
New Snow : 0
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Philippe
Bear Mountain8 months ago
A little bit of new snow yesterday was nice. It was foggy at the top and snowing when I was there enough to cover most icy spots
New Snow : 2" Powder0
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Tricia's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
Great day skiing the 58's and a run down the palisades. Thanks Steve for being up to anything, enjoyed it!
New Snow : 0
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Heysmilinsteve
spring snow wet corn near the bottom and Fire on the Mountain it was more like cold corn snow. wax is a must.
New Snow : 0" Spring Snow64
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Dennis Porteous's
Kirkwood8 months ago
Fantastic spring conditions on Sunday March 17th The mountain was in great shape
New Snow : Spring Snow80
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SMboarder
Mountain High8 months ago
Make sure to come early because it got very slushy by noon. The west mountain was empty but had spots of dirt starting to show thru. East had better snow coverage but was packed on Sunday.
New Snow : 0" Wet Snow48
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anonymous
3/14-15 Beatiful weather, no crowds, snow in great shape. Firm but not scratchy at all and cold enough so it never got heavy, clumpy or sticky. As good as a non powder day gets!
New Snow : 0
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Matt Kerstein’s iPhone
Been having a blast here at NorthStar! Beautiful conditions since Sunday! New snow last night!
New Snow : Hard Packed80
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Rich
Snow Valley8 months ago
The park was excellent!
New Snow : 0
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Rossiter
A little icy under the groomed surface, made holding an edge tough on steeper slopes. Nice in the afternoon.
New Snow : 64
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Rich
Snow Valley9 months ago
great day, partly cloudy skies temp about 40 degrees. slides peak was open til about 2 PM. snow off of groomers was thick and heavy.
New Snow : 2" Machine Groomed48
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Anonym
Sugar Bowl Resort9 months ago
New Snow : 0
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Elsa Wheat’s iPhone
Heavy snow, low visibility Tues.
New Snow : 12" Wet Snow0
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anonymous
took about an hour after 9 am for red dog to open with K22 opening around noon. very heavy, very wet - rain at the bottom. tons of fresh heavy snow - still had a blast
New Snow : 24" Wet Snow64
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Tyler Hendrickson
This app doesn't allow me to put in 40" but they got it last night! They got 12" they day before when I took this picture.
New Snow : 25" 0
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Rick & Aimee
Bluebird! Cool & clear, great snow, no lines. Best skiing in California.
New Snow : 0" Packed powder80
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Phil
Sugar Bowl Resort9 months ago
super day skiing, and great photo opportunities too !
New Snow : 80
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Phil
Sugar Bowl Resort9 months ago
what a wonderful day. perfect weather. excellent snow. little or no waiting in line.
New Snow : 80
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anonymous
Unbelievable conditions yesterday! Fresh pow on the groomers and in the glades. morning fog gone by noon. minimal to no lines. Epic!!
New Snow : 4" Powder80
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Evan's iPhone
Insane powder at least 4 feet at the base. Windy and cold but very fun and a lot of lifts open
New Snow : 15" Powder80
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anonymous
Kirkwood9 months ago
Roads are closed. Fortunately trapped here ;). One lift open today for the afternoon, deep pow!
New Snow : 9" Powder80
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Ken Doe
Ski China Peak9 months ago
Thank you On The Snow, for posting the actual base depth at this resort. management here has a real problem with the truth. their base depth report is over 100 in!! according to their own website
New Snow : 32
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anonymous
Bear Mountain9 months 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 High9 months 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. Baldy9 months ago
Great time with my son on the snow sled
New Snow : 0
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Rossiter
Skied on Monday 2/11 and it was FANTASTIC! Tons of powder, super dry and light. Bluebird day...one of my favorite ever.
New Snow : 80
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anonymous
Mt. Baldy9 months ago
Amazing day (feb 8th)
New Snow : 80
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Eric’s iPhone
New Snow : 15" Powder80
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anonymous
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New Snow : 6" Powder0
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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. Baldy10 months 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. Baldy10 months 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 Ridge10 months 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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snowmanshreds
Alpine was amazing. The sun came out and they opened lifts throughout the day! Insane Powder!! I suppose any mountain is awesome on a 6 foot deep pow day though
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 Mountain10 months 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. Baldy10 months ago
January 15, 2019
New Snow : 0
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zuko
Mountain High10 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 Valley10 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 Ridge11 months ago
Perfect pow wow!
New Snow : 13" Packed powder0
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anonymous
Mountain High11 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 Summit11 months ago
As good as it gets around here
New Snow : 10" 80
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RickyCo
Bear Mountain11 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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anonymous
Great snow, great weather, terrible staff! It took 10 -20 minutes per person to get a ticket outside, it looked like the same wait inside, one person working the outside windows, two inside. None of the staff knew what was open and what was closed. They have so called mountain ambassadors standing around talking to their friends. Today it was a joke! Waste of money and time.
New Snow : 16
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beto
Ski China Peak11 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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Heysmilinsteve
if you knew where to go there were some good areas to be had
New Snow : 2" Powder64
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Heysmilinsteve
Heavenly Sky Trail 9,800ft 12/7 milky way bowl has limited coverage but snow is Cold and fast. stagecoach opened on Nevada side yesterday and California is Opening on Saturday
New Snow : 0" Variable Conditions48

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