Is Risoul snowsure?

The snowiest week in Risoul is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 36cm of snowfall. Check out the Risoul 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 Risoul

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December19cm2.6 days
January21cm2.7 days
February22cm3.6 days
March23cm3.7 days
April18cm3.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Risoul during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Risoul is 11 cm. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week. Risoul prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2300m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1519m) is a long way below the middle elevation of Risoul. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Risoul at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 11cm. Temperatures should mostly remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Risoul during week four of January is -4.6°C while the average minimum temperature is only -7.1°C. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average three days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Risoul


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Risoul 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 Risoul 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 Risoul 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 Risoul 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 Risoul 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 Risoul 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.