Ski USA - California

Squaw Valley Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Squaw Valley at 2308 m altitude issued: 3 pm16 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski USA - California

Squaw Valley Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Squaw Valley Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Tue morning, min -5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, gales from the SSW by Wed night).

Days 4-6 Squaw Valley Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Thu night, min -7°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (gales from the SSW on Thu night, moderate winds from the WSW by Sat afternoon).
MonTuesday 17Wednesday 18Thursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21Sun
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 NE20
10 NE10
5 NNW5
15 W15
30 SW30
50 SW50
60 SW60
60 SW60
25 WSW25
30 SW30
55 SSW55
50 SW50
40 SW40
30 W30
25 W25
20 WNW20
40 SSW40
55 S55
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
146440-1-1-5-5-3-5-6-6-5-5-4-4
min°C
Min °C
1154-10-1-5-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-6-7-5
chill°C
WChill°C
-4-430-9-8-10-14-12-13-15-16-17-15-15-13-17-16
Humid.%442935474087979894989899989889658498
Freezing level (m)15003500355034003300225021501850150015501550150013501400135012009501600
Squaw Valley freezing level scale
snowy slopeSquaw Valley freezing level
Sunrise--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:15
Sunset5:02--5:04--5:05--5:06--5:07--5:07--

Other resorts in USA - California are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (15)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Squaw Valley at the specific elevation of 2308 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Squaw Valley. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United States.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Squaw Valley

coldsmoker from Australia writes:

Amazing terrain at Squaw, and consistently large snow falls (save for January 2011!!).

Problem is though when they do get the snow, the mountain is slow getting terrain open, or the upper mountain will be on wind hold, often leaving 30 min+ waits at the bottom of the select few lifts that do open. This leaves you stuck in line with a bunch of rude, and aggressive locals who'll ski right over your skis or board to get one precious chair ahead of you in the line. When they finally do get Granite Chief/Headwall/ KT22 or whatever open on a powder day you will get a pretty sweet run in.....before you have to spend the rest of your morning in line again. If you can be bothered lining up again, by the time you get back to the top most of the decent lines will be tracked out.

Also due to the generally mild conditions the snow usually turns to crud within a day or two of a snow fall. What is not mentioned when they are broadcasting 10 feet of new snow is that several inches of rain also accompanied the storm.

We had season passes this season but I wouldn't bother going back to this place. Plenty of other places with great terrain if you are prepared to hunt it out, and without the crowds, hype and aggro....and where you can actually ski powder all day.

On a different note, can someone tell the 'Squaw Valley USA' marketing that no-one really cares any more that they hosted the Olympics way back when. It was over 50 years ago, get over it!

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