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Is Mt Shasta snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mt Shasta is week 3 of February. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. 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.

Average monthly snow in Mt Shasta

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December21cm2.6 days
January25cm2.5 days
February19cm2.6 days
March24cm2.9 days
April12cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mt Shasta during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Mt Shasta is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Mt Shasta prevailing weather and snow conditions during the second week of August 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 (4312m) is far above the mid altitude of Mt Shasta. Snowy weather is extemely unlikely in Mt Shasta in the middle of August but on average there is one wet day this week every year. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the mid altitude in Mt Shasta during week two of August with the average afternoon temperature 18.4°C and the minimum temperature 14.1°C. Almost always sunny at this time of year. Most years, there is just one totally overcast day per week. Generally light winds (average 8km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Mt Shasta

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mt Shasta 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 Shasta 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 Shasta 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 Shasta 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 Shasta 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 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.