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Is Sugar Bowl snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sugar Bowl is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week with 57cm of snowfall. Check out the Sugar Bowl 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 Sugar Bowl

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm2.2 days
January34cm2.3 days
February30cm2.4 days
March35cm2.6 days
April13cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sugar Bowl during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Sugar Bowl is 1 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Sugar Bowl typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2326m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (4165m) is a long way above the mid altitude of Sugar Bowl. Snow falls on just one day every 7 years in Sugar Bowl in the middle of September but there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the mid altitude in Sugar Bowl during week three of September with the average afternoon temperature 13.1°C and the minimum temperature 9.3°C. Generally sunny. On average, only one or two days each week are overcast and the rest have at least some sun. Mainly light winds (average 16km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Sugar Bowl

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sugar Bowl 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 Sugar Bowl 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 Sugar Bowl 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 Sugar Bowl 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 Sugar Bowl 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 Sugar Bowl 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.