Is Mount Olympus snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Olympus is week 2 of October. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 35cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Olympus 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 Olympus

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June18cm2.7 days
July20cm3.0 days
August20cm3.4 days
September17cm3.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Olympus during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Mount Olympus is 14 cm. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week. Mount Olympus expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1871m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2154m) is close to the middle elevation of Mount Olympus. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Mount Olympus in the middle of October but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of October every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Mount Olympus during week three of October usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.3°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.2°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 25km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that don't coincide with cold, sunny and calm conditions also occur on average one day every second year during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Mount Olympus


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Olympus 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 Mount Olympus 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 Olympus 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 Mount Olympus 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 Olympus and (2007 – 2018)

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 Olympus 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.