Mt Shasta Snow History

Is Mt Shasta snowsure? Check out the Mt Shasta 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Mt Shasta typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1890m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2207m) is a little above the middle elevation of Mt Shasta. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Mt Shasta in the middle of December with a rainy day during this week of December occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Daytime temperatures at the middle elevation in Mt Shasta during week two of December usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.4°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 16km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) are in short supply, occuring this week on average one year in 0

Mt Shasta Snow Conditions

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

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Mt Shasta

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Shasta are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Mt Shasta Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mt Shasta (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Mt Shasta

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mt Shasta are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. 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.

Mt Shasta Temperature

Average temperature in Mt Shasta (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Mt Shasta

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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 Mt Shasta 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.

Mt Shasta snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December21cm2.6 days
Snow in January25cm2.5 days
Snow in February19cm2.6 days
Snow in March24cm2.9 days
Snow in April12cm2.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data