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Is Arizona Snowbowl snowsure?

The snowiest week in Arizona Snowbowl is week 4 of February. There are typically 1.7 snowy days during this week with 11cm of snowfall. Check out the Arizona Snowbowl 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.

Average monthly snow in Arizona Snowbowl

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December6cm1.3 days
January8cm1.3 days
February8cm1.4 days
March5cm0.9 days
April2cm0.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Arizona Snowbowl during May (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of May for Arizona Snowbowl is 1 cm. There are typically 0.6 snowy days during this week. Arizona Snowbowl prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of May at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3156m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (3891m) is far above the middle elevation of Arizona Snowbowl. A day with snowfall happens on average every other year during the last week of May 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 2cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Arizona Snowbowl during week four of May with average maximum temperature 5.9°C and minimum temperature 4.2°C at the middle elevation. Usually sunny. On average, only two days each week are overcast and the other five days have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 28km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Arizona Snowbowl and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Arizona Snowbowl and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snow Conditions in Arizona Snowbowl Graph. (Updated on: 2020-05-24)


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 Arizona Snowbowl are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Arizona Snowbowl and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snowfall in Arizona Snowbowl Graph. (Updated on: 2020-05-24)


Snowfall amount
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Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Arizona Snowbowl are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Arizona Snowbowl and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Temperatures in Arizona Snowbowl Graph. (Updated on: 2020-05-24)


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Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Arizona Snowbowl 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.