Is Mount Buffalo snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Buffalo is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week with 21cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Buffalo 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 Buffalo

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June5cm1.7 days
July12cm2.9 days
August15cm2.9 days
September5cm1.3 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Mount Buffalo is 4 cm. There are typically 0.8 snowy days during this week. Mount Buffalo normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1574m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2927m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Mount Buffalo. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Mount Buffalo in the middle of October with a 50% chance that one day will be rainy during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Mount Buffalo during week three of October with average maximum temperature 8.6°C and minimum temperature 6.1°C at the middle elevation. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Mostly light winds (average 22km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are in short supply, occuring this week on average one year in 1 while powder days that don't have cold, sunny and calm weather conditions also happen, on average one year in 14.


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Mount Buffalo


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mount Buffalo 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.