Is Northstar at Tahoe snowsure?

The snowiest week in Northstar at Tahoe is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week with 40cm 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)
December18cm2.2 days
January24cm2.3 days
February22cm2.4 days
March24cm2.4 days
April10cm1.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Northstar at Tahoe during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Northstar at Tahoe is 4 cm. There are typically 0.5 snowy days during this week. Northstar at Tahoe expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2282m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (3525m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Northstar at Tahoe. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the last week of October and there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy too. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 8cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Northstar at Tahoe during week four of October with average maximum temperature 7.8°C and minimum temperature 5.1°C at the middle elevation. Often sunny. Expect sunshine on four or five days. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week.

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 – 2018).


Northstar at Tahoe

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Northstar at Tahoe and (2007 – 2018)


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

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 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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 – 2018)


Average temperature
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.