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Is Mount Everest snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Everest is week 1 of July. There are typically 6.8 snowy days during this week with 101cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Everest 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 Mount Everest

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December1cm0.5 days
January3cm1.4 days
February6cm2.4 days
March14cm3.7 days
April24cm4.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Everest during March (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of March for Mount Everest is 19 cm. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week. Mount Everest typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of March at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 6564m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3556m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Mount Everest. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Mount Everest at the start of March. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Be ready for very low temperatures with the normal maximum temperature in Mount Everest in week one of March of just -19.6°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -21.3°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Typically it is windy this week on most days (average 38km/h) with the mean wind exceeding 30km/h four days per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one or two days during this week but bluebird days that do not have new snow happen on average five days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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 Mount Everest 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 Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mount Everest 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

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mount Everest 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.