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Is Sandia Peak snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sandia Peak is week 4 of December. There are typically 1.5 snowy days during this week with 10cm of snowfall. Check out the Sandia Peak 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 Sandia Peak

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December7cm1.3 days
January4cm1.0 days
February5cm1.4 days
March3cm1.1 days
April3cm0.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sandia Peak during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Sandia Peak is 0 cm. There are typically 0.2 snowy days during this week. Sandia Peak normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2892m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3759m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Sandia Peak. Snow falls on just one day every 5 years in Sandia Peak at the end of October but there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Sandia Peak during week four of October with average maximum temperature 6.1°C and minimum temperature 4.1°C at the middle elevation. Generally sunny. On average, only one or two days each week are overcast and the rest have at least some sun. Mainly light winds (average 21km/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 Sandia Peak and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sandia Peak 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 Sandia Peak 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 Sandia Peak 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 Sandia Peak 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 Sandia Peak and (2007 – 2018)

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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 Sandia Peak 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.