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Mt Shasta Snow History

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 February (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of February for Mt Shasta is 19 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Mt Shasta typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1890m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1764m) is similar to the mid altitude of Mt Shasta. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Mt Shasta at the end of February but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of February. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Temperatures should usually remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Mt Shasta during week four of February is -0.8°C while the average minimum temperature is just -2.7°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have new snow happen on average one day during this week in any given year.


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Snow Conditions

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.


Snowfall

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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Mt Shasta 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 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.