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Is Gassan Glacier snowsure?

The snowiest week in Gassan Glacier is week 2 of January. There are typically 6.8 snowy days during this week with 144cm of snowfall. Check out the Gassan Glacier 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 Gassan Glacier

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December108cm6.0 days
January117cm6.5 days
February99cm6.0 days
March62cm5.0 days
April19cm2.7 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Gassan Glacier is 4 cm. There are typically 1.3 snowy days during this week. Gassan Glacier normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1742m, based on historical averages over the last 7 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2680m) is far above the mid altitude of Gassan Glacier. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Gassan Glacier at the end of October but rain is slightly more likely than snow during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Gassan Glacier during week four of October with average maximum temperature 4.7°C and minimum temperature 3.5°C at the mid altitude. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. It can be windy. Light winds (average 27km/h) the majority of the time but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two or three days per week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Gassan Glacier and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Gassan Glacier 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.