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Is Shames Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Shames Mountain is week 3 of December. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 62cm of snowfall. Check out the Shames 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 Shames Mountain

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December46cm4.3 days
January47cm4.4 days
February43cm4.4 days
March46cm5.3 days
April28cm4.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Shames Mountain during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Shames Mountain is 60 cm. There are typically 4.8 snowy days during this week. Shames Mountain normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 930m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (745m) is very near the middle elevation of Shames Mountain. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Shames Mountain at the end of November. Based on long term weather statistics for Shames Mountain, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 60cm. Temperatures should mostly hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Shames Mountain during week four of November is -1.7°C while the average minimum temperature is just -2.6°C. Typically, expect only one day with sunshine per week at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while powder days that do not coincide with perfect weather also 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 Shames Mountain and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Shames 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 Shames 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 Shames Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Shames 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 Shames Mountain 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 Shames 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.