Is Berchtesgaden snowsure?

The snowiest week in Berchtesgaden is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 38cm of snowfall. Check out the Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December21cm2.9 days
January29cm3.4 days
February22cm3.6 days
March21cm2.8 days
April17cm1.5 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Berchtesgaden during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Berchtesgaden is 21 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Berchtesgaden typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1215m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (912m) is a little below the middle elevation of Berchtesgaden. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Berchtesgaden at the end of January but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years during this week of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Temperatures should typically hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Berchtesgaden during week four of January is -2.0°C while the average minimum temperature is only -3.9°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that don't have cold, sunny and calm conditions also occur on average two days during this week in any given year.

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Snow Depths

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



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden 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.