BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT




Wind Advisory currently in effect for Bear Valley Mountain Resort. * WHAT...Northeast winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 to 70 mph expected. * WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada Counties. * WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to noon PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Strong winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs and weakened treas could be blown down and power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Avoid forested areas as strong wind gusts will blow down trees and branches. Stay clear of power lines. Secure outdoor objects.
  • Snowpack
  • 45.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 20% above the seasonal average of 37". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 13 years was in 2009, when snowpack depth was recorded at 68.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 1.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 45.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 16.7".

  • Air Temp
  • 37°
  • It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 34° - 44° over the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
45.0" (+20%) 37" 68.0" (2009) 8.0" (2011)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a northeast wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Tomorrow, Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy, with an east northeast wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
SPICER MEADOW 43 6,649 ft
MIDDLE CREEK/EXPANSION 35 8,106 ft
UPPER BLUE LAKE 32 8,172 ft
SILVER VALLEY 21 7,365 ft
SILVERTIP 23 7,545 ft
BIG MEADOW 68 6,536 ft
LOWER BLUE LAKE 16 8,116 ft
CASCADE CREEK 14 6,054 ft
MOSQUITO LAKES 11 8,063 ft
UPPER BLUE LAKE DAM 25 8,162 ft
CAPLES LAKE 34 7,897 ft
PINE MARTEN 32 7,334 ft
HERRING RESERVOIR 42 7,367 ft
HERRING CREEK 7 7,320 ft
LAKE ALPINE 25 7,351 ft
NIAGRA CREEK 16 6,541 ft
LODGEPOLE OVERFLOW 30 7,346 ft
KIRKWOOD LAKE 12 7,674 ft
HOPE VALLEY 24 7,155 ft
BEARDSLEY DAM 16 3,450 ft
STANISLAUS RIVER 25 6,204 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT 45" 37° 0"
KIRKWOOD 52" 36° 0"
DODGE RIDGE SKI AREA 49" 31° 0"
SIERRA AT TAHOE 65" 33° 0"
HEAVENLY SKI RESORT 48" 29° 0"
HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 64" 33° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
CLEAR CREEK NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10310500
7 cfs 1.4 ft
LEVIATHAN MINE ADIT DRAIN NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308784
0 cfs 9.7 ft
MERCED R A HAPPY ISLES BRIDGE NR YOSEMITE CA
USGS 11264500
141 cfs 2.1 ft
BRYANT C BL MOUNTAINEER C NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308794
4 cfs 4.1 ft
W WALKER R AT HOYE BRIDGE NR WELLINGTON
USGS 10297500
19 cfs 1.2 ft
MERCED R A POHONO BRIDGE NR YOSEMITE CA
USGS 11266500
236 cfs 2.7 ft
ASPEN C ABV LEVIATHAN MINE NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087891
0 cfs 0.4 ft
UPPER TRUCKEE R AT HWY 50 ABOVE MEYERS CA
USGS 103366092
24 cfs 4.9 ft
KINGS CANYON CREEK NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311100
1 cfs 3.7 ft
W WALKER R BLW L WALKER R NR COLEVILLE
USGS 10296000
72 cfs 1.3 ft
CHERRY C BL VALLEY DAM NR HETCH HETCHY CA
USGS 11277300
9 cfs 5.1 ft
CHERRY C NR EARLY INTAKE CA
USGS 11278300
55 cfs 2.2 ft
BLACK C NR COPPEROPOLIS CA
USGS 11299600
1 cfs 2.2 ft
UPPER TRUCKEE R AT S UPPER TRUCKEE RD NR MEYERS CA
USGS 10336580
4 cfs 5.1 ft
LEVIATHAN C AB MINE NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308783
0 cfs 3.2 ft
ASPEN C OVERBURDEN SEEP NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087892
0 cfs 0.1 ft
GENERAL C NR MEEKS BAY CA
USGS 10336645
4 cfs 1.1 ft
INCLINE CK NR CRYSTAL BAY
USGS 10336700
4 cfs 1.6 ft
TUOLUMNE R AB EARLY INTAKE NR MATHER CA
USGS 11276600
77 cfs 12.5 ft
INCLINE CK ABV TYROL VILLAGE NR INCLINE VILLAGE NV
USGS 103366993
7 cfs 3.1 ft
TUOLUMNE R BL EARLY INTAKE NR MATHER CA
USGS 11276900
78 cfs 3.5 ft
WEST FORK CARSON RIVER AT WOODFORDS
USGS 10310000
31 cfs 9.9 ft
E F CARSON R BL MARKLEEVILLE C NR MARKLEEVILLECA
USGS 10308200
161 cfs 3.2 ft
DAGGETT CREEK NEAR GENOA
USGS 10310400
2 cfs 0.8 ft
LK ELEANOR DIV TO CHERRY LAKE NR HETCH HETCHY CA
USGS 11277100
1 cfs ft
EAST FORK CARSON RIVER NEAR GARDNERVILLE
USGS 10309000
165 cfs 9.7 ft
BIG C AB WHITES GULCH NR GROVELAND CA
USGS 11284400
1 cfs 1.9 ft
PILOT C BL MUTTON CANYON NR GEORGETOWN CA
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
EAGLE ROCK CK NR STATELINE
USGS 103367592
1 cfs 5.3 ft
CARSON RIVER NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311000
233 cfs 2.6 ft
EAGLE VALLEY CREEK AT CARSON CITY
USGS 10311300
6 cfs 5.2 ft
CARSON RIVER AT DAYTON
USGS 10311700
259 cfs 16.4 ft
LOGAN HOUSE CK NR GLENBROOK
USGS 10336740
0 cfs 4.1 ft
LEVIATHAN C CHANNEL UNDERDRAIN NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087885
0 cfs 0.2 ft
LEVIATHAN C AB ASPEN C NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308789
1 cfs 4.5 ft
GLENBROOK CK AT GLENBROOK
USGS 10336730
1 cfs 1.7 ft
FRANKTOWN C NR CARSON CITY
USGS 10348460
3 cfs 4.0 ft
WARD C AT HWY 89 NR TAHOE PINES CA
USGS 10336676
8 cfs 5.6 ft
TROUT C NR TAHOE VALLEY CA
USGS 10336780
12 cfs 5.4 ft
ASH CANYON CK NR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311200
2 cfs 4.0 ft
UP TRUCKEE R A SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA
USGS 10336610
13 cfs 3.9 ft
CHERRY C BL DION R HOLM PH
USGS 11278400
584 cfs 8.1 ft
PILOT C AB STUMPY MEADOWS RES CA
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
THIRD CK NR CRYSTAL BAY
USGS 10336698
3 cfs 1.9 ft
W WALKER R NR COLEVILLE
USGS 10296500
93 cfs 2.6 ft
ELEANOR C NR HETCH HETCHY CA
USGS 11278000
18 cfs 10.1 ft
TUOLUMNE R A WARDS FERRY BR NR GROVELAND CA
USGS 11285500
21,000 cfs ft
TRUCKEE R A TAHOE CITY CA
USGS 10337500
51 cfs 2.1 ft
EDGEWOOD CK AT STATELINE
USGS 10336760
2 cfs 3.7 ft
TUOLUMNE R A GRAND CYN OF TUOLUMNE AB HETCH HETCHY
USGS 11274790
218 cfs 8.8 ft
CARSON RIVER AT DEER RUN ROAD NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311400
242 cfs 4.7 ft
BRYANT C NR GARDNERVILLE
USGS 10308800
7 cfs 5.4 ft
BLACKWOOD C NR TAHOE CITY CA
USGS 10336660
12 cfs 8.2 ft
TUOLUMNE R NR HETCH HETCHY CA
USGS 11276500
52 cfs 2.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
RUBICON #2
SNOTEL 724
52" 1"
MT ROSE SKI AREA
SNOTEL 652
81" -1"
BLOODS CREEK
SNOTEL BLCC1
56.66" -0.74"
ECHO PEAK
SNOTEL 463
65" -1"
EBBETTS PASS
SNOTEL 462
49" -1"
LEAVITT LAKE
SNOTEL 574
107" 0"
BOCA
SNOTEL BOCC1
20.3" -9.57"
INDEPENDENCE LAKE
SNOTEL 541
90" 0"
SQUAW VALLEY G.C.
SNOTEL 784
52" 0"
FORESTDALE CREEK
SNOTEL 1049
57" -1"
CARSON PASS
SNOTEL 1067
52" 0"
INDEPENDENCE CREEK
SNOTEL 540
32" 0"
BURNSIDE LAKE
SNOTEL 1051
45" -2"
SODA SPRINGS 1.5 SSW, CA
SNOTEL CA-PC-1
65.84" 0.71"
POISON FLAT
SNOTEL 697
39" -1"
WARD CREEK #3
SNOTEL 848
64" 0"
BLACK SPRINGS
SNOTEL BLSC1
56.31" -0.5"
TRUCKEE #2
SNOTEL 834
44" 0"
ALPINE MEADOWS-BASE
SNOTEL AMBC1
59.99" -0.55"
ALPHA
SNOTEL ALPHA_MADIS
42" -2.56"
HORSE MEADOW
SNOTEL 1050
40" -2"
TAHOMA .5 S, CA
SNOTEL CA-ED-9
31.2" -0.31"
SONORA PASS
SNOTEL 771
41" -1"
LITTLE VALLEY
SNOTEL 1242
36" 0"
BIG MEADOW
SNOTEL 340
50" 0"
INDEPENDENCE CAMP
SNOTEL 539
54" 0"
DAGGET PASS
SNOTEL DAGN2
35.5" 4.62"
BLUE LAKES
SNOTEL 356
45" -1"
FALLEN LEAF
SNOTEL 473
28" -1"
SUMMIT MEADOW
SNOTEL 1052
32" 0"
SPRATT CREEK
SNOTEL 778
15" -1"
TAHOE CITY CROSS
SNOTEL 809
34" 1"
MONITOR PASS
SNOTEL 633
34" 0"
LEAVITT MEADOWS
SNOTEL 575
25" 0"
CSS LAB
SNOTEL 428
75" 0"
HEAVENLY VALLEY
SNOTEL 518
48" 0"
MARLETTE LAKE
SNOTEL 615
48" -3"
HAGAN'S MEADOW
SNOTEL 508
37" -1"

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