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 June (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of June for Moonlight Basin is 6 cm. There are typically 1.3 snowy days during this week. Moonlight Basin prevailing weather and snow conditions during the second week of June at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2628m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3558m) is far above the mid altitude of Moonlight Basin. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Moonlight Basin in the middle of June but rain is more likely than snow with an average of two or three rainy days. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 6cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Moonlight Basin during week two of June with average maximum temperature 7.6°C and minimum temperature 5.2°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 18km/h) but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Moonlight Basin

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Moonlight 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 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.

Average Snowfall in

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


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

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.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Moonlight 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 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.