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 January (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of January for Ruka is 8 cm. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week. Ruka prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 392m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (26m) is slightly lower than the mid altitude of Ruka. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Ruka in the middle of January. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 8cm. Get prepaired for very low temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Ruka in week three of January of just -10.4°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -11.7°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) are in short supply, occuring this week on average one year in 0

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Ruka and (2007 – 2018)


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

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)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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)


Average temperature
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.