Is Popocatepetl snowsure?

The snowiest week in Popocatepetl is week 2 of March. There are typically 1.4 snowy days during this week with 7cm of snowfall. Check out the Popocatepetl 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 Popocatepetl

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December1cm0.5 days
January2cm0.8 days
February2cm0.8 days
March5cm1.0 days
April2cm0.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Popocatepetl during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Popocatepetl is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Popocatepetl expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 4250m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (4937m) is far above the middle elevation of Popocatepetl. Fresh Snow is extemely unlikely in Popocatepetl at the start of August whereas rain is common. Expect to get rained on during 4 or 5 days at this time of year. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Popocatepetl during week one of August with average maximum temperature 4.1°C and minimum temperature 1.9°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 10km/h).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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 Popocatepetl 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 Popocatepetl and (2007 – 2018)


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

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


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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