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Is El Fraile snowsure?

The snowiest week in El Fraile is week 4 of August. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 24cm of snowfall. Check out the El Fraile 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 El Fraile

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June12cm2.4 days
July15cm2.7 days
August17cm3.4 days
September8cm2.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in El Fraile during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for El Fraile is 19 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. El Fraile prevailing weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1426m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1341m) is similar to the mid altitude of El Fraile. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in El Fraile in the middle of August but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years during this week of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Temperatures should usually hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in El Fraile during week two of August is -1.1°C while the average minimum temperature is only -2.5°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Often windy. (average 33km/h) with the mean wind more than 30km/h three days in this week, perhaps strong enough to affect ski lifts. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that do not have fresh snow happen on average 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 El Fraile and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in El Fraile 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 El Fraile 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 El Fraile 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 El Fraile 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 El Fraile 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 El Fraile 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.