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Is Sugarbush snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sugarbush is week 2 of March. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December14cm3.6 days
January13cm3.7 days
February20cm4.1 days
March19cm3.6 days
April7cm2.1 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Sugarbush is 10 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Sugarbush normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 856m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1084m) is close to the middle elevation of Sugarbush. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Sugarbush at the start of April but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of April every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Sugarbush during week one of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.5°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.7°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 27km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect 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 fresh snowfall happen on average one day during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Sugarbush

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush 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.