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Is Mount Elbrus snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Elbrus is week 4 of May. There are typically 6.2 snowy days during this week with 62cm 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)
December15cm3.4 days
January19cm4.4 days
February16cm4.4 days
March30cm5.3 days
April31cm5.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Elbrus during March (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of March for Mount Elbrus is 25 cm. There are typically 5.1 snowy days during this week. Mount Elbrus prevailing weather and snow conditions during the first week of March at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 4423m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (1586m) is far below the middle elevation of Mount Elbrus. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Mount Elbrus at the start of March. Based on long term weather statistics for Mount Elbrus, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 25cm. Be ready for very low temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Mount Elbrus in week one of March of just -18.6°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -19.9°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. It can be windy. Light winds (average 25km/h) the majority of the time but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h two or three days in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average two days during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have new snow occur on average two or three days during this week every year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Mount Elbrus


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Elbrus 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 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 – 2018)


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

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 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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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.