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Is Briancon snowsure?

The snowiest week in Briancon is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 32cm of snowfall. Check out the Briancon 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 Briancon

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December17cm2.7 days
January19cm2.8 days
February19cm3.7 days
March19cm3.3 days
April10cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Briancon during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Briancon is 10 cm. There are typically 2.2 snowy days during this week. Briancon typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1850m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1818m) is similar to the middle elevation of Briancon. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Briancon at the end of November but with an average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Temperatures should generally stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Briancon during week four of November is -0.9°C while the average minimum temperature is just -2.8°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 9km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snowfall happen on average one or two days during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Briancon

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Briancon 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 Briancon and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Briancon 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.