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Marmot Basin Snow History

Is Marmot Basin snowsure?

The snowiest week in Marmot Basin is week 3 of March. There are typically 5.5 snowy days during this week with 24cm of snowfall. Check out the Marmot Basin 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 Marmot Basin

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December13cm4.3 days
January13cm3.9 days
February16cm4.4 days
March20cm5.2 days
April16cm4.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Marmot Basin during February (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of February for Marmot Basin is 11 cm. There are typically 4.2 snowy days during this week. Marmot Basin expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2155m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (707m) is far below the mid altitude of Marmot Basin. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Marmot Basin in the middle of February. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 11cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Marmot Basin in week three of February of just -9.1°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -11.4°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average three or four days during this week in any given year.


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Snow Conditions

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

Winter
Summer


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 Marmot Basin 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.