Is Scafell Pike snowsure?

The snowiest week in Scafell Pike is week 2 of February. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week with 16cm 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)
December12cm2.8 days
January12cm3.0 days
February13cm3.1 days
March9cm2.6 days
April4cm1.5 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Scafell Pike during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Scafell Pike is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Scafell Pike normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 902m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2856m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Scafell Pike. Snowy weather is unknown in Scafell Pike in the middle of August but expect several rainy days. On average there just three dry days during this week each year. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the middle elevation in Scafell Pike during week two of August with the average afternoon temperature 10.4°C and the minimum temperature 9.6°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. 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

Compare Scafell Pike with:

Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Scafell Pike and (2007 – 2022).


Scafell Pike

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Scafell Pike and (2007 – 2022)


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 – 2022)


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 – 2022)


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.