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Is Macugnaga snowsure?

The snowiest week in Macugnaga is week 3 of March. There are typically 3.7 snowy days during this week with 73cm of snowfall. Check out the Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December30cm3.2 days
January40cm3.4 days
February43cm4.3 days
March56cm4.3 days
April40cm3.8 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Macugnaga is 38 cm. There are typically 4.2 snowy days during this week. Macugnaga typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2150m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2158m) is similar to the mid altitude of Macugnaga. Regular fresh snowfalls can be relied on in Macugnaga at the start of April. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 38cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Macugnaga during week one of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.0°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.3°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 9km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that don't coincide with perfect conditions also happen on average one or two days during this week every year.


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Macugnaga

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga 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.