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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 April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Mottaret is 15 cm. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week. Mottaret prevailing weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2200m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2203m) is very near the mid altitude of Mottaret. Regular fresh snowfalls are to be expected in Mottaret 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 15cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Mottaret during week one of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.0°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -1.7°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have new snow occur on average one day during this week every year.


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Mottaret

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

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.


Snowfall

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.


Temperature

Average temperature in 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.