Ohau Snow History

Is Ohau snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Ohau prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of October 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 mean freezing level (1997m) is slightly higher than the middle elevation of Ohau. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Ohau 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 17cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Ohau during week three of October usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.5°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -0.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 21km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that do not have fresh snow happen on average one day during this week in any given year.

Ohau Snow Conditions

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

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Ohau

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Ohau are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Ohau Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Ohau (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Ohau

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

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. 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.

Ohau Temperature

Average temperature in Ohau (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Ohau

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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 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.

Ohau snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June14cm2.5 days
Snow in July19cm3.1 days
Snow in August17cm3.4 days
Snow in September14cm3.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data