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 May (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of May for Marmot Basin is 7 cm. There are typically 2.0 snowy days during this week. Marmot Basin typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of May at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2155m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2510m) is slightly higher than the middle elevation of Marmot Basin. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Marmot Basin in the middle of May but with the same probbaility of rain falling rather than snow Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Marmot Basin during week three of May with average maximum temperature 4.2°C and minimum temperature 2.3°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 10km/h).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Marmot Basin


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Marmot Basin 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 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.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Marmot Basin and (2007 – 2018)


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

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.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Marmot Basin 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 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.