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Is Ohau snowsure?

The snowiest week in Ohau is week 4 of May. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Ohau 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 Ohau

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June14cm2.5 days
July19cm3.1 days
August17cm3.4 days
September14cm3.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Ohau during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Ohau is 21 cm. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week. Ohau typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1625m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (1430m) is similar to the mid altitude of Ohau. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Ohau at the start of August. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years during this week of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Temperatures should generally stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Ohau during week one of August is -1.6°C while the average minimum temperature is only -3.2°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one or two days during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snow happen on average one or two days during this week each year.

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Snow Depths

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




Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Ohau 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 Ohau 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 Ohau 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.