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Is Pitztal Glacier snowsure?

The snowiest week in Pitztal Glacier is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week with 43cm of snowfall. Check out the Pitztal Glacier 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 Pitztal Glacier

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm3.6 days
January31cm3.7 days
February28cm4.3 days
March32cm4.4 days
April32cm4.3 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Pitztal Glacier is 24 cm. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week. Pitztal Glacier typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2590m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1453m) is a long way below the middle elevation of Pitztal Glacier. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Pitztal Glacier at the start of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 24cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Pitztal Glacier in week one of December of just -6.4°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.6°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that do not have ideal weather also occur on average two or three 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 Pitztal Glacier and (2007 – 2018).

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Pitztal Glacier

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Pitztal Glacier 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 Pitztal Glacier and (2007 – 2018)

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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 Pitztal Glacier 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.