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Is Gavarnie/Gèdre snowsure?

The snowiest week in Gavarnie/Gèdre is week 1 of February. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 62cm of snowfall. Check out the Gavarnie/Gèdre 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 Gavarnie/Gèdre

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December17cm2.0 days
January35cm2.8 days
February42cm3.4 days
March39cm3.7 days
April21cm2.4 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Gavarnie/Gèdre during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Gavarnie/Gèdre is 12 cm. There are typically 1.9 snowy days during this week. Gavarnie-Gedre normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2125m, based on historical averages over the last 7 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (2116m) is close to the mid altitude of Gavarnie-Gedre. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Gavarnie-Gedre at the start of December with a rainy day during this week of December occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Temperatures should generally stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Gavarnie-Gedre during week one of December is -0.2°C while the average minimum temperature is only -1.3°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Mostly light winds (average 14km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations 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 new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but bluebird days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average one day during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Gavarnie/Gèdre and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Gavarnie/Gèdre

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Gavarnie/Gèdre 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 Gavarnie/Gèdre 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 Gavarnie/Gèdre 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 Gavarnie/Gèdre 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 Gavarnie/Gèdre 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 Gavarnie/Gèdre 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.