Is Lillehammer snowsure?

The snowiest week in Lillehammer is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 16cm of snowfall. Check out the Lillehammer 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 Lillehammer

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December7cm2.7 days
January11cm3.3 days
February8cm3.3 days
March6cm2.5 days
April2cm1.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Lillehammer during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Lillehammer is 5 cm. There are typically 2.2 snowy days during this week. Lillehammer typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 304m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (311m) is similar to the middle elevation of Lillehammer. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Lillehammer at the start of December but rainy days are possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years during this week of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures should generally hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Lillehammer during week one of December is -3.8°C while the average minimum temperature is just -5.1°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) are unusual, occuring this week on average one year in 1

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Snow Depths

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



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Lillehammer 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 Lillehammer 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 Lillehammer 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.