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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Weather & snow trends

Ski Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Weather & snow trends


Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow History

Is Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snowsure? Check out the Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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: Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2155m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1321m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze in the middle of December but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 27cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze in week three of December of just -5.6°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.1°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with perfect weather also happen on average two days during this week every year.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (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)

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (2007 – 2018)

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

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Temperature

Average temperature in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December25cm3.3 days
Snow in January31cm3.5 days
Snow in February24cm3.7 days
Snow in March27cm3.7 days
Snow in April26cm3.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data