Is Fortress Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Fortress Mountain is week 2 of April. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Fortress Mountain 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 Fortress Mountain

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December11cm3.3 days
January8cm2.7 days
February12cm3.6 days
March15cm4.1 days
April20cm4.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Fortress Mountain during October (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of October for Fortress Mountain is 12 cm. There are typically 1.6 snowy days during this week. Fortress Mountain expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2149m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2610m) is slightly above the middle elevation of Fortress Mountain. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Fortress Mountain at the start of October with a 50% chance that one day will be rainy during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Fortress Mountain during week one of October with average maximum temperature 3.1°C and minimum temperature 1.2°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 13km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Fortress Mountain


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Fortress Mountain 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 Fortress Mountain 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 Fortress Mountain 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 Fortress Mountain 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 Fortress Mountain 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 Fortress Mountain 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.