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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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Johnny
Northstar
New Snow : 80
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Tricia's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 day(s) ago
Hard to ski down with views like this from the top...
New Snow : 80
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Mark’s iPhone
Dodge Ridge9 day(s) 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 Peak10 day(s) 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 Summit13 day(s) 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 Resort9 months ago
So nice
New Snow : 0" Powder0
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Jim's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort9 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 Mountain9 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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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 Peak9 months ago
temperature 20 degrees 7 feet of new powder snow
New Snow : Powder0
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b Ekins
Ski China Peak9 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-Tahoe9 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 Resort9 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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Emma's iPhone
Snowed a TON yesterday. Awesome conditions, still snowing Monday morning. Couldn’t go up the gondola because of high winds in the snowstorm, but I still love Heavenly!
New Snow : Powder0
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Evan's iPhone
Very icy and windy 2/18/18
New Snow : 0" 16
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Awesome day at Alpine. lift lines were sooo short it felt like a weekday (it was a Holiday Weekend). Groomers for days and soft moguls. Only way it could have been better was if Sherwood and Lakeview chairs were open.
New Snow : Machine Groomed64
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Varying conditions at Squaw yesterday. Plenty of groomers open, most non-groomed is hard crust, but there is some powder left in the low points and on a few faces.
New Snow : 0" Variable Conditions32
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MR SANDLER
Don’t let the lack of snow fool you. Even though some of my favorite runs are closed Great skiing still exists here. Come during the week , no lift lines. YThIcOncomplaint it’s expensive
New Snow : 0" Hard Packed80
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anonymous
Awesome conditio s in Mamoth, with about 5" of ne snow, immaculate grooming & prep, sunny and clear and cold! Entire mountain's open.
New Snow : 80
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Cynthia Tisdale’s iPhone
Great corduroy every morning - and you can’t beat the views
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed0
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Cynthia Tisdale’s iPhone
Great corduroy every morning - and you can’t beat the views
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
it was hot!!! unless you were on the summit with the 50mph winds. but overall it was a great day
New Snow : Hard Packed80
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jansen09
I almost never post reviews but it's very misleading to say they have 41 runs open. I was there on 1/31/18 and everyone was going down the same few runs. Everything else was essentially non-skiable. Their base is very thin. Wait for more snow.
New Snow : 32
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glennpicard13
Get up there and turn em loose!
New Snow : 80
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michael’s iPad
Snowed last Friday. Fresh powder. Great conditions.
New Snow : 0
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craig’s iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort10 months ago
Awesome day at Sugar Bowl!
New Snow : Packed powder80
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anonymous
Kirkwood10 months ago
great snow, 6" powder just off the beaten path, still fresh packed prefer elsewhere. feels pretty warm. long lines, even on the backside, singles lines are longer than the standard lines.
New Snow : Packed powder64
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Surprisingly good condition and I always enjoy skiing at smaller brother, Alpine.
New Snow : Packed powder48
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craig’s iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort10 months ago
Awesome day on the mountain!
New Snow : 0
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rob l
view from Scotty's on saturday. medium hard packed with few fresh corners. fun !
New Snow : 0" 64
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anonymous
Snow Valley10 months ago
Nice job on snow making to get the express open!
New Snow : 3" Machine Groomed48
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Emery Chang’s iPhone XXX
Great snow and conditions
New Snow : 6" Powder0
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Nathan
Mountain High10 months ago
lots of powder everywhere today, but certain sections are icy. visibility is extremely poor due to snowmaking this morning. expect conditions to get better as the temperature warms up.
New Snow : 1" Powder64
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Bill's iPad
Heavenly is awesome!
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Kirkwood11 months ago
"Happiness is" view 11/14
New Snow : 80
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Robert's iPhone
Coverage was ok, lots of chewed up runs down to very hard base. Ski'able but not always pleasant
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed0
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anonymous
hey guys! I drove up there today. It was raining. It rained last night. I could see the golf course it's so dry. I'm a spoiled rider. We need at least 3 more storms for it to be worth anything. it's not worth the drive..or money. I have a pass still waiting to use.
New Snow : 16
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Conner Jadwin’s iPhone
Ski China Peak11 months ago
Looks like the resort is still closed. /:
New Snow : 5" 0
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Tempting Fate
Kirkwood11 months ago
38 degrees at 7:30 A.M. this morning. the snow is wet and heavy and the skiing was good for the first hour at the top. as temps have warmed rain off and on at the base and heavy wet broken snow persists. Grooming was late and not very pressive. Even groomed runs are wet and sticky. We need colder weather
New Snow : 5" Wet Snow0
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Heysmilinsteve
Sign Says it All
New Snow : 0
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Heysmilinsteve
Jan 6th New Snow Blue Skies, Big Smiles
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Friday 5th Northstar No Snow and No People Rains, Low Temps are Keeping People Away...
New Snow : 0
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Eric
Sierra-at-Tahoe11 months ago
Went on Saturday 01/06, rained at the base and snowed up top during the morning. Clouds cleared out around 11. Fun up top and sloppy down low. There is enough snow and runs open to have fun. Old man winter is going to help us out this week, I'll be back up again this weekend
New Snow : 48
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anonymous
Kirkwood11 months ago
Great but of powder on the top of the mountain. Lots of bowls and fun off piste snowboarding. The low snow level added a level of difficulty and fun to the runs.
New Snow : 4" 64
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Jun Saludares
Machine Groomed. Some fresh snows.
New Snow : 64
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John Assaraf’s iPhone
We were expecting a nightmare on the slopes but I’ve got a handed to the crew who’s done a great job making man-made snow and grooming some decent runs. Oexpectations weren’t very high
New Snow : 0
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Rossiter
Snow is pretty terrible, but it's virtually all man made and the temps at the top are in the 40's so you can't expect much. Lift lines aren't bad and still good fun.
New Snow : 0
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gringosueco
As good as they can make it. With the limited runs open, the coverage and grooming is excellent. Of course gets icy / skied out at end of day. icy and skiied out towards end of ddayday. Ivey and skiied
New Snow : Machine Made0
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anonymous
Decent, close to opening Cali side.
New Snow : 3" 64
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johnson035722
Kirkwood12 months ago
Conditions are relatively good, considering the lack of snow the past two weeks. The Wall, the Cornice, and the Ruet are all open providing more advanced runs. Sharpen your edges!
New Snow : 0" Hard Packed48
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Corkapatamus
Looks like fun
New Snow : 64

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