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Is Fortress Mountain snowsure?

The snowiest week in Fortress Mountain is week 4 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)
December10cm3.1 days
January8cm2.4 days
February12cm3.3 days
March15cm4.0 days
April21cm4.1 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Fortress Mountain is 21 cm. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week. Fortress Mountain typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2149m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1411m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Fortress Mountain. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Fortress Mountain at the start of April. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Temperatures should usually hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Fortress Mountain during week one of April is -4.5°C while the average minimum temperature is only -6.1°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have fresh snow happen on average two or three 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 Fortress Mountain and (2007 – 2018).

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Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Fortress Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snow Conditions in Fortress Mountain Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Fortress Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snowfall in Fortress Mountain Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


Snowfall amount
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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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Fortress Mountain and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Temperatures in Fortress Mountain Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


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Freezing level
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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.