Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Snow History

Is Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snowsure? Check out the Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2072m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3982m) is a long way above the mid altitude of Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows at the end of October but you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the mid altitude in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows during week four of October with the average afternoon temperature 11.8°C and the minimum temperature 9.9°C. Reliably sunny. On average, only one or two days each week are overcast and the rest have at least some sun. Generally light winds (average 12km/h).

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
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    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
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    Mountain
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  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. 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.

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows Temperature

Average temperature in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (2007 – 2018)

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  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows 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.

Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December6cm0.8 days
Snow in January11cm1.0 days
Snow in February6cm1.0 days
Snow in March5cm0.8 days
Snow in April2cm0.5 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data