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Snowshoe Mountain


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Snowshoe Mountain


MAX Pass
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

182

Rank in
Region

24

Rank in
State

1

Best time for snow at
Snowshoe Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Snowshoe Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 157" per year
Snow Quality Rank

183

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

133

Snowshoe Mountain is ranked No. 133 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

7.6%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

44.5%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

133

Snowshoe Mountain is ranked No. 133 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

183

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Explore Your Trip

Core Strengths of Snowshoe Mountain

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
133
score
43.4
Overall
rank
182
score
40.2
Snow Quality
rank
183
score
28.8

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1500 ft

4848 ft
Base Elevation: 3448 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Snowshoe Mountain, then you might have a long wait. Only 7.6% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Snowshoe Mountain to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Snowshoe Mountain is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Snowshoe Mountain getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Snowshoe Mountain can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 44.5% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Snowshoe Mountain, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 44.5% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Snowshoe Mountain, if you're flying in

If you have to get on a plane and still spend more than three hours, in this case a full 187 minutes to get to Snowshoe Mountain, the payoff has to be big. We're here, hoping you get that bounty. Here's to snow at Snowshoe Mountain, and lots of it; may your gamble pay off!