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Is Farellones snowsure?

The snowiest week in Farellones is week 3 of August. There are typically 2.3 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Farellones 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 Farellones

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June19cm1.5 days
July14cm1.5 days
August17cm2.0 days
September6cm1.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Farellones during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Farellones is 5 cm. There are typically 1.0 snowy days during this week. Farellones prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2884m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3273m) is slightly higher than the middle elevation of Farellones. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Farellones in the middle of October but rainy days are possible: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Farellones during week three of October with average maximum temperature 2.6°C and minimum temperature 0.7°C at the middle elevation. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Mostly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are rare, occuring this week on average one year in 0

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Snow Depths

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




Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Farellones 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 Farellones and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Farellones 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.