Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow History

Is Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Whiteface Mountain normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of August 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 expected freezing level (3844m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Whiteface Mountain. Snowfall is very unlikely in Whiteface Mountain at the end of August but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Whiteface Mountain during week four of August with the average afternoon temperature 16.9°C and the minimum temperature 14.4°C. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Generally light winds (average 15km/h).

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow Conditions

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

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

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. 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.

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Temperature

Average temperature in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • 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.

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December16cm4.2 days
Snow in January14cm4.2 days
Snow in February20cm4.7 days
Snow in March19cm3.9 days
Snow in April9cm2.4 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data