Is Sälen snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sälen is week 4 of December. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 17cm of snowfall. Check out the Sälen 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 Sälen

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December12cm3.4 days
January13cm3.4 days
February12cm3.9 days
March9cm3.1 days
April5cm2.2 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Sälen is 10 cm. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week. Salen expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 620m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (189m) is slightly lower than the middle elevation of Salen. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Salen at the end of January but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Salen in week four of January of just -5.4°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -6.8°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but bluebird days that don't have fresh snow happen on average two 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 Sälen and (2007 – 2018).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Sälen 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 Sälen 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 Sälen 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.