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Bear Mountain Snow History

Is Bear Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Bear Mountain is week 1 of January. There are typically 0.9 snowy days during this week with 9cm of snowfall. Check out the Bear Mountain 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 Bear Mountain

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December4cm0.7 days
January8cm0.9 days
February5cm0.9 days
March2cm0.4 days
April1cm0.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Bear Mountain during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Bear Mountain is 1 cm. There are typically 0.3 snowy days during this week. Bear Mountain prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2430m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3170m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Bear Mountain. A day with snowfall happens on average every other year during the last week of March but rainy days are even rarer and you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Bear Mountain during week four of March with average maximum temperature 5.3°C and minimum temperature 3.4°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 21km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are not expected but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average one day every second year during this week each year. but powder days that don't have perfect conditions are more common, on average one year in 14.

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Snow Depths

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


Bear Mountain


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2018)


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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Bear Mountain 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.


Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Bear Mountain 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.


Average temperature in Bear Mountain and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Bear Mountain 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.