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Is Fonna Glacier snowsure?

The snowiest week in Fonna Glacier is week 4 of December. There are typically 5.8 snowy days during this week with 109cm of snowfall. Check out the Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December72cm4.8 days
January54cm4.6 days
February50cm4.4 days
March47cm4.6 days
April36cm3.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Fonna Glacier during July (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of July for Fonna Glacier is 0 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Fonna Glacier prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of July at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1125m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2584m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Fonna Glacier. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Fonna Glacier in the middle of July whereas rain is common. Expect to get rained on during 4 or 5 days at this time of year. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Fonna Glacier during week three of July with average maximum temperature 8.7°C and minimum temperature 7.7°C at the middle elevation. Typically, expect only one day with sunshine per week at this time of year. Mainly light winds (average 15km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier 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 Fonna Glacier 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.