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Mt Elbrus Snow History

Is Mt Elbrus snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mt Elbrus is week 3 of March. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week with 44cm of snowfall. Check out the Mt 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 Mt Elbrus

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December21cm3.5 days
January25cm4.5 days
February21cm4.5 days
March37cm5.3 days
April29cm5.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mt Elbrus during February (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of February for Mt Elbrus is 19 cm. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week. Mt Elbrus prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3070m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (1703m) is far below the middle elevation of Mt Elbrus. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Mt Elbrus at the end of February. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Mt Elbrus in week four of February of just -8.3°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -9.9°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one or two days during this week but bluebird days that don't have fresh snow happen on average two or three days during this week each year.


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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Mt Elbrus 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 Mt 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mt Elbrus 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 Mt 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Mt Elbrus 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 Mt 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.