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Is Mt Bachelor snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mt Bachelor is week 2 of December. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week with 54cm of snowfall. Check out the Mt Bachelor 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 Mt Bachelor

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December43cm3.7 days
January35cm3.5 days
February40cm4.0 days
March43cm4.4 days
April28cm3.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mt Bachelor during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Mt Bachelor is 12 cm. There are typically 1.4 snowy days during this week. Mt Bachelor prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2233m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (3195m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Mt Bachelor. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Mt Bachelor in the middle of October with and average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Mt Bachelor during week three of October with average maximum temperature 5.2°C and minimum temperature 3.2°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mostly light winds (average 20km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Mt Bachelor

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mt Bachelor and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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 Mt Bachelor 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 Mt Bachelor and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mt Bachelor 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 Mt Bachelor and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mt Bachelor 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.