Is Smuggler's Notch snowsure?

The snowiest week in Smuggler's Notch is week 1 of February. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Smuggler's Notch 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 Smuggler's Notch

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December14cm3.7 days
January17cm3.8 days
February21cm4.3 days
March17cm3.5 days
April7cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Smuggler's Notch during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Smuggler's Notch is 11 cm. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week. Smuggler's Notch expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 712m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (728m) is similar to the mid altitude of Smuggler's Notch. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Smuggler's Notch at the end of March but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of March every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 11cm. Temperatures should typically remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Smuggler's Notch during week four of March is -2.0°C while the average minimum temperature is only -3.9°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have new snow occur on average two 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 Smuggler's Notch and (2007 – 2022).


Smuggler's Notch

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Smuggler's Notch 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 Smuggler's Notch 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 Smuggler's Notch and (2007 – 2022)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Smuggler's Notch 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 Smuggler's Notch 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 Smuggler's Notch 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.