Is Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snowsure?

The snowiest week in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) is week 2 of March. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December16cm4.2 days
January14cm4.2 days
February20cm4.7 days
March19cm3.9 days
April9cm2.4 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) is 1 cm. There are typically 0.7 snowy days during this week. Whiteface Mountain typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 842m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2225m) is far above the mid altitude of Whiteface Mountain. A day with snowfall happens on average every other year during the third week of October but in an average year there are two or three days during this particular week each year that are wet. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Whiteface Mountain during week three of October with average maximum temperature 6.7°C and minimum temperature 5.0°C at the mid altitude. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 25km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week.

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) and (2007 – 2018).


Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) and (2007 – 2018)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 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.