Is Geilo snowsure?

The snowiest week in Geilo is week 4 of December. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week with 25cm of snowfall. Check out the Geilo 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 Geilo

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm3.7 days
January17cm3.8 days
February11cm3.7 days
March11cm3.5 days
April8cm2.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Geilo during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Geilo is 3 cm. There are typically 2.0 snowy days during this week. Geilo typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 988m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (1380m) is slightly above the middle elevation of Geilo. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Geilo in the middle of October but with an average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 3cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Geilo during week three of October with average maximum temperature 1.5°C and minimum temperature 0.4°C at the middle elevation. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 13km/h).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Geilo 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 Geilo and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Geilo 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 Geilo and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Geilo 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.