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Snow Valley Ski Resort

Snow Valley Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

195

Rank in
Region

5

Rank in
State

22

Best time for snow at
Snow Valley Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Snow Valley Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
1-2"
Wednesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
True Snow: 146" per year
Snow Quality Rank

189

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

206

Snow Valley Ski Resort is ranked No. 206 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

5.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

8.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

65.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

206

Snow Valley Ski Resort is ranked No. 206 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

189

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Snow Valley Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
44
score
78.6
Expert
rank
181
score
26.0
Snow Quality
rank
189
score
25.1

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1041 ft

7841 ft
Base Elevation: 6800 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Snow Valley Ski Resort

Snow Valley averages about 12 feet of snow per season but with extreme volatility. 6% of winter months see 90 inches or more but about 40% of months get less than a foot of snow. The Southern California mountains get occasional rain, but only about 1/4 as often as ski areas in eastern North America. Snow Valley has 100% snowmaking coverage but a limited water supply and thus tends to operate the lower 2/3 of the mountain most of the time. Powder skiing is infrequent and best on the short but steep Slide Peak at the top of the area.

Accumulation and Preservation

Snow Valley usually gets about half open by Christmas, but has difficulty opening further terrain without some natural snow assistance. Terrain is mostly north facing but with mellow pitch and open to the sun. Spring conditions are routine by February in Southern California's warm weather. Most of the lower mountain is open for about 3 months. The steeper Slide Peak is open for 2 months or more only in the top 1/4 of seasons.