Is Gällivare snowsure?

The snowiest week in Gällivare is week 2 of December. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 20cm of snowfall. Check out the Gällivare 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 Gällivare

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm3.7 days
January12cm3.7 days
February13cm3.7 days
March9cm3.5 days
April8cm3.5 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Gällivare during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Gällivare is 5 cm. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week. Gallivare prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 604m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (588m) is similar to the middle elevation of Gallivare. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Gallivare at the end of October but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures should typically hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Gallivare during week four of October is -1.3°C while the average minimum temperature is just -2.0°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 18km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than 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 Gällivare and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Gällivare


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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 Gällivare 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.