Is Waterville Valley snowsure?

The snowiest week in Waterville Valley is week 2 of February. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 29cm of snowfall. Check out the Waterville Valley 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 Waterville Valley

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm2.9 days
January15cm3.2 days
February25cm3.8 days
March18cm3.6 days
April8cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Waterville Valley during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Waterville Valley is 3 cm. There are typically 1.3 snowy days during this week. Waterville Valley normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 861m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2175m) is well above the middle elevation of Waterville Valley. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Waterville Valley at the end of October but rain is slightly more likely than snow during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 3cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Waterville Valley during week four of October with average maximum temperature 5.5°C and minimum temperature 3.6°C at the middle elevation. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 23km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days per week.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Waterville Valley

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Waterville Valley and (2007 – 2018)


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 Waterville Valley 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 Waterville Valley and (2007 – 2018)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Waterville Valley 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 Waterville Valley and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Waterville Valley 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.