Is Sugar Bowl snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sugar Bowl is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week with 48cm 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)
December33cm2.4 days
January36cm2.2 days
February33cm2.4 days
March34cm2.8 days
April15cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sugar Bowl during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Sugar Bowl is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Sugar Bowl normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2326m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (4643m) is well above the middle elevation of Sugar Bowl. Snowy weather is very unlikely in Sugar Bowl in the middle of August but there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Sugar Bowl during week two of August with the average afternoon temperature 17.8°C and the minimum temperature 14.1°C. Almost always sunny at this time of year. Most years, there is just one totally overcast day per week. Generally light winds (average 12km/h).

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sugar Bowl and (2007 – 2022).


Sugar Bowl

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sugar Bowl 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 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 – 2022)


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

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 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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.