Is Mount Washington snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Washington is week 2 of March. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week with 70cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Washington 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 Washington

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December56cm4.0 days
January48cm3.6 days
February45cm4.0 days
March56cm5.0 days
April33cm3.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Washington during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Mount Washington is 52 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Mount Washington expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1338m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1463m) is close to the mid altitude of Mount Washington. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Mount Washington at the end of November but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of November every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 52cm. Temperatures should generally hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Mount Washington during week four of November is -0.1°C while the average minimum temperature is just -0.9°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while powder days that do not have perfect conditions also occur on average one or two days during this week every year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Mount Washington

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

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