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Is Steamboat snowsure?

The snowiest week in Steamboat is week 4 of December. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Steamboat 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 Steamboat

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm3.8 days
January21cm3.7 days
February27cm4.4 days
March21cm3.5 days
April18cm3.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Steamboat during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Steamboat is 21 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Steamboat typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2661m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2438m) is close to the middle elevation of Steamboat. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Steamboat at the start of April but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Temperatures should generally remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Steamboat during week one of April is -0.6°C while the average minimum temperature is only -2.7°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that do not have ideal weather conditions also happen on average one or two days 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 Steamboat and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Steamboat

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Steamboat 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 Steamboat 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Steamboat 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 Steamboat 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Steamboat and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Steamboat 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.