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 October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Scafell Pike is 0 cm. There are typically 0.4 snowy days during this week. Scafell Pike typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of October 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 usual freezing level (2165m) is far above the mid altitude of Scafell Pike. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the last week of October but it rains much more frequently, with rain falling on three or four days during this particular week of October. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Scafell Pike during week four of October with average maximum temperature 6.3°C and minimum temperature 5.2°C at the mid altitude. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Frequently windy. (average 33km/h) with the mean wind more than 30km/h three or four 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).


Scafell Pike

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Scafell Pike 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 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)


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

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)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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.