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Is Mt Hood Meadows snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mt Hood Meadows is week 3 of December. There are typically 4.4 snowy days during this week with 56cm of snowfall. Check out the Mt Hood Meadows 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 Hood Meadows

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December49cm3.9 days
January40cm3.5 days
February43cm4.1 days
March45cm4.6 days
April30cm3.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mt Hood Meadows during March (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of March for Mt Hood Meadows is 41 cm. There are typically 4.4 snowy days during this week. Mt Hood Meadows expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1802m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (1461m) is slightly lower than the middle elevation of Mt Hood Meadows. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Mt Hood Meadows at the start of March. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 41cm. Temperatures should usually remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Mt Hood Meadows during week one of March is -2.2°C while the average minimum temperature is only -3.5°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 23km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one or two days during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with perfect conditions also happen on average two days 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 Mt Hood Meadows and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Mt Hood Meadows

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mt Hood Meadows 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 Hood Meadows 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 Hood Meadows 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 Hood Meadows 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 Hood Meadows 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 Hood Meadows 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.