Is Las Leñas snowsure?

The snowiest week in Las Leñas is week 3 of August. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 47cm of snowfall. Check out the Las Leñas 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 Las Leñas

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June33cm2.3 days
July29cm2.4 days
August30cm2.7 days
September14cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Las Leñas during August (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of August for Las Leñas is 47 cm. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week. Las Lenas expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2835m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2516m) is slightly lower than the middle elevation of Las Lenas. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Las Lenas in the middle of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 47cm. Temperatures should typically stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Las Lenas during week three of August is -1.4°C while the average minimum temperature is only -3.3°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Mostly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have fresh snow occur on average two days 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 Las Leñas and (2007 – 2022).

Winter
Summer

Las Leñas


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Las Leñas and (2007 – 2022)

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 Las Leñas 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 Las Leñas and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Las Leñas 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 Las Leñas and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
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 Las Leñas 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.