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Is Orcieres snowsure?

The snowiest week in Orcieres is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 49cm 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)
December24cm2.8 days
January29cm3.0 days
February24cm3.5 days
March26cm3.6 days
April17cm3.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Orcieres during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Orcieres is 14 cm. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week. Orcieres normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2288m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2308m) is similar to the middle elevation of Orcieres. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Orcieres at the start of April but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Orcieres during week one of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.0°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.5°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have fresh snow occur on average one or 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 Orcieres and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Orcieres

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Orcieres 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 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Orcieres 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 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Orcieres 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 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.