Is Tahoe Donner snowsure?

The snowiest week in Tahoe Donner is week 4 of December. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 38cm of snowfall. Check out the Tahoe Donner 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 Tahoe Donner

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December26cm2.2 days
January27cm2.1 days
February27cm2.2 days
March26cm2.5 days
April11cm1.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Tahoe Donner during March (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of March for Tahoe Donner is 28 cm. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week. Tahoe Donner normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2148m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (2430m) is similar to the mid altitude of Tahoe Donner. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Tahoe Donner in the middle of March with a rainy day during this week of March occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 28cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Tahoe Donner during week three of March with average maximum temperature 2.0°C and minimum temperature 0.2°C at the mid altitude. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with ideal weather also happen on average one day during this week every year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Tahoe Donner

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Tahoe Donner 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 Tahoe Donner 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 Tahoe Donner and (2007 – 2022)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Tahoe Donner 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 Tahoe Donner 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 Tahoe Donner 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.