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Is Perisher snowsure?

The snowiest week in Perisher is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week with 13cm of snowfall. Check out the Perisher 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 Perisher

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June6cm1.8 days
July10cm2.7 days
August11cm2.9 days
September6cm1.6 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Perisher is 8 cm. There are typically 2.8 snowy days during this week. Perisher prevailing weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1867m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (1879m) is close to the mid altitude of Perisher. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Perisher in the middle of August but rain is just possible 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 8cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Perisher during week two of August usually get above freezing (average maximum is -0.0°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.7°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mostly light winds (average 25km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have new snow happen on average one or two days during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Perisher

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Perisher 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 Perisher 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 Perisher 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 Perisher 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 Perisher 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 Perisher 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.