Is Sierra at Tahoe snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sierra at Tahoe is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week with 52cm of snowfall. Check out the Sierra at Tahoe 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 Sierra at Tahoe

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December33cm2.3 days
January38cm2.2 days
February36cm2.4 days
March36cm2.7 days
April17cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sierra at Tahoe during August (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of August for Sierra at Tahoe is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Sierra at Tahoe prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2360m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (4837m) is well above the middle elevation of Sierra at Tahoe. Snowfall is very unlikely in Sierra at Tahoe in the middle of August but there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the middle elevation in Sierra at Tahoe during week three of August with the average afternoon temperature 18.5°C and the minimum temperature 14.9°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).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sierra at Tahoe and (2007 – 2022).


Sierra at Tahoe

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sierra at Tahoe 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 Sierra at Tahoe 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 Sierra at Tahoe and (2007 – 2022)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Sierra at Tahoe 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 Sierra at Tahoe 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 Sierra at Tahoe 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.