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Is Mottaret snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mottaret is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 45cm of snowfall. Check out the Mottaret 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 Mottaret

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December27cm2.9 days
January33cm3.1 days
February25cm3.7 days
March25cm3.7 days
April17cm3.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mottaret during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Mottaret is 2 cm. There are typically 0.6 snowy days during this week. Mottaret expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2200m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (3249m) is well above the mid altitude of Mottaret. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the third week of September but in an average year there are two or three days during this particular week each year that are wet. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Mottaret during week three of September with average maximum temperature 6.5°C and minimum temperature 4.3°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 8km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mottaret 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 Mottaret 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 Mottaret 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 Mottaret 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 Mottaret 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 Mottaret 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.