Is Orcieres snowsure?

The snowiest week in Orcieres is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 43cm of snowfall. Check out the Orcieres 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 Orcieres

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December28cm2.7 days
January23cm2.6 days
February21cm3.0 days
March23cm3.2 days
April17cm3.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Orcieres during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Orcieres is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Orcieres normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2288m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (3991m) is a long way above the mid altitude of Orcieres. Snowy weather is very unlikely in Orcieres in the middle of August but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the mid altitude in Orcieres during week two of August with the average afternoon temperature 11.6°C and the minimum temperature 9.8°C. Often sunny. Expect sunshine on four or five days. Generally light winds (average 9km/h).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Orcieres and (2007 – 2022).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Orcieres and (2007 – 2022)


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 Orcieres 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 Orcieres and (2007 – 2022)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Orcieres 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 Orcieres and (2007 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Orcieres 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.