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Is Mount Baw Baw snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Baw Baw is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week with 12cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Baw Baw 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 Baw Baw

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June5cm1.6 days
July8cm2.5 days
August10cm2.8 days
September7cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Baw Baw during July (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of July for Mount Baw Baw is 6 cm. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week. Mount Baw Baw expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of July at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1505m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1864m) is slightly higher than the mid altitude of Mount Baw Baw. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Mount Baw Baw at the start of July but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 6cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Mount Baw Baw during week one of July with average maximum temperature 1.4°C and minimum temperature 0.2°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Typically it is windy this week on most days (average 36km/h) with the mean wind greater than 30km/h four days per week, possibly strong enough to affect lift operations. 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 but calm, cold and sunny days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average one day every second year during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Mount Baw Baw

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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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 Mount Baw Baw 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.