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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 July (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of July for Porters is 20 cm. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week. Porters normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of July 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 expected freezing level (1460m) is close to the middle elevation of Porters. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Porters in the middle of July with a rainy day during this week of July occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 20cm. Temperatures should generally stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Porters during week two of July is -1.5°C while the average minimum temperature is just -3.1°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 21km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average one day during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

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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
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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.