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Is Alpe d'Huez snowsure?

The snowiest week in Alpe d'Huez is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.2 snowy days during this week with 59cm of snowfall. Check out the Alpe d'Huez 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 Alpe d'Huez

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December33cm2.9 days
January39cm3.2 days
February32cm3.6 days
March35cm3.6 days
April21cm3.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Alpe d'Huez during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Alpe d'Huez is 25 cm. There are typically 3.0 snowy days during this week. Alpe d'Huez expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2225m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (1757m) is slightly below the mid altitude of Alpe d'Huez. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Alpe d'Huez at the end of November but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 25cm. Temperatures should mostly stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Alpe d'Huez during week four of November is -3.1°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.4°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average one or two days 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 Alpe d'Huez and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Alpe d'Huez

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Alpe d'Huez and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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 Alpe d'Huez 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 Alpe d'Huez and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Alpe d'Huez 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 Alpe d'Huez and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Alpe d'Huez 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.