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Is Sugarloaf snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sugarloaf is week 2 of February. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 24cm of snowfall. Check out the Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December16cm3.4 days
January13cm3.1 days
February18cm3.8 days
March16cm3.3 days
April8cm2.0 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Sugarloaf is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Sugarloaf typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 866m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (3416m) is far above the middle elevation of Sugarloaf. Snowy weather is extemely unlikely in Sugarloaf in the middle of September but on average there is one wet day this week every year. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the middle elevation in Sugarloaf during week three of September with the average afternoon temperature 13.3°C and the minimum temperature 11.4°C. Often sunny. Expect sunshine on four or five days. Mainly light winds (average 18km/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 Sugarloaf and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Sugarloaf

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf 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.