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Is Ruka snowsure?

The snowiest week in Ruka is week 4 of February. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 14cm of snowfall. Check out the Ruka 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 Ruka

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December11cm4.7 days
January10cm4.6 days
February11cm4.9 days
March10cm4.7 days
April8cm4.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Ruka during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Ruka is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Ruka typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 392m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1891m) is well above the middle elevation of Ruka. is very unlikely in Ruka in the middle of September but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Ruka during week three of September with average maximum temperature 8.1°C and minimum temperature 6.5°C at the middle elevation. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 13km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Ruka

Chart


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Ruka 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 Ruka 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 Ruka 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 Ruka 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 Ruka 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 Ruka 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.