Ski USA - California

Squaw Valley Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Squaw Valley at 2308 m altitude issued: 4 am28 Oct 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - California

Squaw Valley Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Squaw Valley Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 55.0mm) on Fri morning. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Fri morning, min -2°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Fri morning, gales from the SSW by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Squaw Valley Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Wed morning, min -2°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, strong winds from the SSW by Wed night).
Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1Wednesday 2
heavy rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
heavy snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
15 SW15
30 SW30
35 SSW35
40 SSW40
45 SSW45
55 SSW55
60 SSW60
45 SW45
30 WSW30
15 SW15
30 SW30
35 SW35
15 WSW15
5 SW5
10 SSE10
25 SSW25
30 SSW30
40 SSW40
Summaryheavy rainheavy rainlight rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudssnow shwrsheavy snowlight snowsome cloudssome cloudslight snowlight snowsome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclear
Snow map
T ncal snow sum28.cc23
T ncal snow sum29.cc23
T ncal snow sum30.cc23
T ncal snow sum31.cc23
T ncal snow sum01.cc23
T ncal snow sum02.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)310030502950280028002700235020502250295025002100225027503650375035002700
Squaw Valley freezing level scale
snowy slopeSquaw Valley freezing level

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

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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