Is Mount Elbrus snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Elbrus is week 4 of May. There are typically 6.0 snowy days during this week with 53cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Elbrus 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 Mount Elbrus

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm3.3 days
January19cm4.2 days
February16cm4.2 days
March26cm5.0 days
April29cm5.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Elbrus during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Mount Elbrus is 17 cm. There are typically 4.2 snowy days during this week. Mount Elbrus prevailing weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 4423m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (4307m) is close to the middle elevation of Mount Elbrus. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Mount Elbrus in the middle of August. 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 17cm. Temperatures should usually stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Mount Elbrus during week two of August is -0.7°C while the average minimum temperature is just -1.7°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 13km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Mount Elbrus


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Elbrus and (2007 – 2022)

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 Mount Elbrus 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 Mount Elbrus and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mount Elbrus 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 Mount Elbrus and (2007 – 2022)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mount Elbrus 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.