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Is Scafell Pike snowsure?

The snowiest week in Scafell Pike is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week with 18cm of snowfall. Check out the Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December11cm2.7 days
January14cm3.2 days
February13cm3.0 days
March9cm2.6 days
April4cm1.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Scafell Pike during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Scafell Pike is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Scafell Pike expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 902m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2715m) is well above the mid altitude of Scafell Pike. Fresh Snow is extemely unlikely in Scafell Pike at the start of August whereas rain is common. Expect to get rained on during 4 or 5 days at this time of year. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the mid altitude in Scafell Pike during week one of August with the average afternoon temperature 10.0°C and the minimum temperature 9.2°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 23km/h) but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days in this week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Scafell Pike 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.