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Moonlight Basin Snow History

Is Moonlight Basin snowsure?

The snowiest week in Moonlight Basin is week 1 of April. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week with 32cm of snowfall. Check out the Moonlight 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 Moonlight Basin

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December24cm4.2 days
January18cm3.8 days
February26cm5.0 days
March26cm4.7 days
April28cm4.5 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of February for Moonlight Basin is 30 cm. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week. Moonlight Basin expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2628m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1325m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Moonlight Basin. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Moonlight Basin in the middle of February. Based on long term weather statistics for Moonlight Basin, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 30cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Moonlight Basin in week three of February of just -8.0°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -10.0°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 24km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days in this week. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that don't have cold, sunny and calm weather also occur on average two or three days during this week every year.


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Snow Conditions

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

Winter
Summer

Moonlight Basin

Average Snow Conditions in Moonlight Basin Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


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 Moonlight 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 Moonlight Basin and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Moonlight Basin

Average Snowfall in Moonlight Basin Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


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

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

Winter
Summer

Moonlight Basin

Average Temperatures in Moonlight Basin Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


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 Moonlight 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.