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Is Powder King snowsure?

The snowiest week in Powder King is week 3 of November. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week with 36cm of snowfall. Check out the Powder King 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 Powder King

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December22cm4.6 days
January20cm4.5 days
February18cm4.7 days
March24cm5.5 days
April12cm4.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Powder King during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Powder King is 16 cm. There are typically 5.4 snowy days during this week. Powder King normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1256m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (810m) is slightly lower than the middle elevation of Powder King. Very snowy weather in Powder King at the start of April. Based on long term weather statistics for Powder King, five or six days with fresh Snowy weather is typical but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of April. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 16cm. Temperatures should usually hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Powder King during week one of April is -2.9°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.6°C. Typically, expect only one day with sunshine per week at this time of year. Mainly light winds (average 14km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. 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 but bluebird days that do not have fresh snow happen on average two days during this week in any given year.


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Powder King

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Powder King 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 Powder King 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Powder King 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 Powder King 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Powder King 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 Powder King 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.