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Is Oppdal snowsure?

The snowiest week in Oppdal is week 3 of March. There are typically 4.2 snowy days during this week with 29cm of snowfall. Check out the Oppdal 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 Oppdal

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm3.8 days
January15cm3.6 days
February15cm3.7 days
March19cm4.0 days
April15cm3.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Oppdal during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Oppdal is 21 cm. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week. Oppdal expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1013m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (295m) is well bellow the middle elevation of Oppdal. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Oppdal at the start of December. 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 14 years during this week of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Oppdal in week one of December of just -6.3°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.5°C. 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 or two days in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but bluebird days that do not have fresh snowfall happen on average two days 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 Oppdal and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Oppdal

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Oppdal 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.