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Is Elk Meadows snowsure?

The snowiest week in Elk Meadows is week 4 of December. There are typically 2.6 snowy days during this week with 20cm of snowfall. Check out the Elk Meadows 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 Elk Meadows

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December13cm2.0 days
January15cm2.2 days
February14cm2.5 days
March12cm2.0 days
April10cm2.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Elk Meadows during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Elk Meadows is 7 cm. There are typically 2.0 snowy days during this week. Elk Meadows expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2956m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2743m) is similar to the mid altitude of Elk Meadows. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Elk Meadows at the start of April with a rainy day during this week of April occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures should typically remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Elk Meadows during week one of April is -0.9°C while the average minimum temperature is only -2.6°C. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mainly light winds (average 23km/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. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have new snow occur on average one or two days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Elk Meadows

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Elk Meadows 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 Elk Meadows 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Elk Meadows 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 Elk Meadows 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Elk Meadows 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 Elk Meadows 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.