Fortress Mountain Snow History

Is Fortress Mountain snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Fortress Mountain prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January 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 expected freezing level (781m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Fortress Mountain. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Fortress Mountain at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Fortress Mountain in week four of January of just -7.9°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -9.6°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have new snow occur on average three or four days during this week every year.

Fortress Mountain Snow Conditions

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

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Fortress Mountain

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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. 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.

Fortress Mountain Snowfall

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

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Fortress Mountain

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Fortress Mountain Temperature

Average temperature in Fortress Mountain (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Fortress Mountain

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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.

Fortress Mountain snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December10cm3.1 days
Snow in January8cm2.4 days
Snow in February12cm3.3 days
Snow in March15cm4.0 days
Snow in April21cm4.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data