Is Mount Dobson snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Dobson is week 2 of August. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 29cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Dobson 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 Mount Dobson

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June15cm2.0 days
July17cm2.2 days
August17cm2.7 days
September11cm2.6 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Mount Dobson is 15 cm. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week. Mount Dobson normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1902m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2196m) is similar to the mid altitude of Mount Dobson. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Mount Dobson in the middle of October with a rainy day during this week of October occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 15cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Mount Dobson during week three of October usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.5°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mostly light winds (average 26km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that don't have ideal weather conditions also occur on average one day every second year during this week each year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Mount Dobson

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mount Dobson 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 Mount Dobson 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 Mount Dobson 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.