Is Northstar at Tahoe snowsure?

The snowiest week in Northstar at Tahoe is week 4 of December. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 35cm of snowfall. Check out the Northstar at Tahoe 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 Northstar at Tahoe

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm2.3 days
January25cm2.2 days
February24cm2.4 days
March23cm2.6 days
April10cm1.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Northstar at Tahoe during February (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of February for Northstar at Tahoe is 18 cm. There are typically 2.0 snowy days during this week. Northstar at Tahoe typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2282m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2465m) is similar to the mid altitude of Northstar at Tahoe. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Northstar at Tahoe in the middle of February but rainy days are possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years during this week of February. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 18cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Northstar at Tahoe during week two of February usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.4°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.3°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mainly light winds (average 21km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average one day 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 Northstar at Tahoe and (2007 – 2022).

Winter
Summer

Northstar at Tahoe


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Northstar at Tahoe and (2007 – 2022)

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 Northstar at Tahoe 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 Northstar at Tahoe and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Northstar at Tahoe 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 Northstar at Tahoe and (2007 – 2022)

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 Northstar at Tahoe 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.