Dolphin Valley Snow History

Is Dolphin Valley snowsure? Check out the Dolphin Valley 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Dolphin Valley prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 935m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (549m) is slightly below the mid altitude of Dolphin Valley. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Dolphin Valley at the end of January. Based on long term weather statistics for Dolphin Valley, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 24cm. Temperatures should mostly hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Dolphin Valley during week four of January is -2.6°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.0°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mainly light winds (average 22km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that don't coincide with ideal weather also happen on average two days during this week every year.

Dolphin Valley Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Dolphin Valley (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Dolphin Valley

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Dolphin Valley are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Dolphin Valley Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Dolphin Valley (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Dolphin Valley

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Dolphin Valley are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. 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.

Dolphin Valley Temperature

Average temperature in Dolphin Valley (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Dolphin Valley

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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 Dolphin Valley 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.

Dolphin Valley snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December9cm3.3 days
Snow in January21cm4.5 days
Snow in February15cm3.7 days
Snow in March6cm2.1 days
Snow in April1cm0.4 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data