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Is Powderhorn snowsure?

The snowiest week in Powderhorn is week 4 of February. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week with 26cm of snowfall. Check out the Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December16cm2.6 days
January15cm2.7 days
February18cm3.4 days
March13cm2.3 days
April10cm2.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Powderhorn during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Powderhorn is 5 cm. There are typically 1.0 snowy days during this week. Powderhorn expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2750m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3316m) is slightly above the mid altitude of Powderhorn. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Powderhorn at the end of October with a 50% chance that one day will be rainy during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Powderhorn during week four of October with average maximum temperature 4.2°C and minimum temperature 1.7°C at the mid altitude. Often sunny. Expect sunshine on four or five days. Mainly light winds (average 14km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn 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 Powderhorn 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.