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Is Squaw Valley snowsure?

The snowiest week in Squaw Valley is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week with 56cm of snowfall. Check out the Squaw Valley 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 Squaw Valley

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm2.1 days
January33cm2.2 days
February29cm2.4 days
March34cm2.5 days
April14cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Squaw Valley during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Squaw Valley is 22 cm. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week. Squaw Valley normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2308m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (2692m) is a little above the mid altitude of Squaw Valley. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Squaw Valley at the end of November but rainy days are possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of November. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 22cm. Day temperatures at the mid altitude in Squaw Valley during week four of November usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.5°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -1.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mainly light winds (average 22km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather conditions also happen on average one day during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Squaw Valley and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Squaw Valley 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 Squaw Valley 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 Squaw Valley and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Squaw Valley 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 Squaw Valley 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 Squaw Valley 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.