Is Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze snowsure?

The snowiest week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 40cm of snowfall. 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.

Average monthly snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm3.3 days
January31cm3.5 days
February24cm3.7 days
March27cm3.7 days
April26cm3.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze is 20 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2155m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (1058m) is well bellow the mid altitude of Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 20cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze in week four of January of just -6.0°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.0°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snowfall occur 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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze 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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

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. 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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze and (2007 – 2018)

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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 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.