Is Les Contamines snowsure?

The snowiest week in Les Contamines is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 58cm of snowfall. Check out the Les Contamines 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 Les Contamines

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December38cm3.0 days
January41cm3.1 days
February32cm3.4 days
March32cm3.3 days
April16cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Les Contamines during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Les Contamines is 19 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Les Contamines expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1832m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1782m) is close to the middle elevation of Les Contamines. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Les Contamines at the end of March but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Temperatures should generally stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Les Contamines during week four of March is -0.1°C while the average minimum temperature is only -1.8°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 8km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that don't have cold, sunny and calm conditions also happen on average one day during this week each year.

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Les Contamines and (2007 – 2022).


Les Contamines

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Les Contamines and (2007 – 2022)


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 Les Contamines 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 Les Contamines and (2007 – 2022)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Les Contamines 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 Les Contamines and (2007 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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