Is Red Lodge Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Red Lodge Mountain is week 4 of April. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week with 25cm of snowfall. Check out the Red Lodge Mountain 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 Red Lodge Mountain

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December14cm3.2 days
January10cm3.0 days
February15cm4.0 days
March17cm3.9 days
April21cm3.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Red Lodge Mountain during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Red Lodge Mountain is 14 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Red Lodge Mountain normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2504m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (1332m) is far below the mid altitude of Red Lodge Mountain. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Red Lodge Mountain at the start of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Red Lodge Mountain in week one of December of just -7.4°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -9.8°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 24km/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 fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snow happen on average three days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Red Lodge Mountain and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Red Lodge Mountain


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Red Lodge Mountain 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 Red Lodge Mountain 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 Red Lodge Mountain 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 Red Lodge Mountain 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 Red Lodge Mountain 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 Red Lodge Mountain 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.