Is Cayambe snowsure?

The snowiest week in Cayambe is week 3 of April. There are typically 6.2 snowy days during this week with 76cm of snowfall. Check out the Cayambe 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 Cayambe

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December33cm5.6 days
January36cm4.7 days
February39cm5.7 days
March51cm6.0 days
April65cm6.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Cayambe during July (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of July for Cayambe is 12 cm. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week. Cayambe expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of July at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 4872m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (4762m) is similar to the mid altitude of Cayambe. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Cayambe at the start of July. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of July. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Temperatures should usually stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Cayambe during week one of July is -0.6°C while the average minimum temperature is only -1.9°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 16km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Cayambe and (2007 – 2022).

Winter
Summer

Cayambe


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Cayambe and (2007 – 2022)

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 Cayambe 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 Cayambe and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Cayambe 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 Cayambe and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
Summer

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 Cayambe 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.