Is Porters snowsure?

The snowiest week in Porters is week 2 of October. There are typically 2.8 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Porters 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 Porters

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June16cm2.2 days
July17cm2.6 days
August17cm2.9 days
September14cm2.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Porters during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Porters is 14 cm. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week. Porters normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1645m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2185m) is slightly above the middle elevation of Porters. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Porters in the middle of October but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Porters during week three of October with average maximum temperature 2.6°C and minimum temperature 1.0°C at the middle elevation. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 23km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are in short supply, occuring this week on average one year in 0 while powder days that don't coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather also occur, on average one day every second year during this week every year.


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Porters


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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