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Is Gstaad snowsure?

The snowiest week in Gstaad is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week with 66cm of snowfall. Check out the Gstaad 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 Gstaad

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December32cm3.2 days
January42cm3.3 days
February34cm3.7 days
March35cm3.7 days
April25cm3.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Gstaad during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Gstaad is 25 cm. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week. Gstaad prevailing weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2000m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2104m) is close to the mid altitude of Gstaad. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Gstaad at the start of April but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of April every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 25cm. Day temperatures at the mid altitude in Gstaad during week one of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.9°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -1.0°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that do not coincide with cold, sunny and calm conditions also happen on average one day during this week in any given year.


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Gstaad

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Gstaad 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 Gstaad 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Gstaad and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Gstaad 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Gstaad and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Gstaad 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.