Alpine Meadows Snow History

Is Alpine Meadows snowsure? Check out the Alpine Meadows Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Alpine Meadows normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2358m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (3739m) is well above the mid altitude of Alpine Meadows. A day with snowfall occurs on average every other year during the third week of October and there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy too. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Alpine Meadows during week three of October with average maximum temperature 8.8°C and minimum temperature 6.2°C at the mid altitude. Mostly sunny. On average, only two days each week are overcast and the other five days have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 16km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day.

Alpine Meadows Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Alpine Meadows (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

Alpine Meadows

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Alpine Meadows are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Alpine Meadows Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Alpine Meadows (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Alpine Meadows

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Alpine Meadows are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Alpine Meadows Temperature

Average temperature in Alpine Meadows (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Alpine Meadows

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Alpine Meadows are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.

Alpine Meadows snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December26cm2.2 days
Snow in January35cm2.3 days
Snow in February30cm2.5 days
Snow in March35cm2.6 days
Snow in April14cm1.9 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data