Sapphire Valley Snow History

Is Sapphire Valley snowsure? Check out the Sapphire Valley 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Sapphire Valley normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1006m, based on historical averages over the last 6 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2892m) is a long way above the mid altitude of Sapphire Valley. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Sapphire Valley in the middle of December but in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of December. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Sapphire Valley during week three of December with average maximum temperature 7.8°C and minimum temperature 6.3°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mostly light winds (average 21km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are not expected but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snow happen on average one day every second year during this week in any given year..

Sapphire Valley Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Sapphire Valley (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Sapphire Valley

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Sapphire Valley are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Sapphire Valley Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Sapphire Valley (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Sapphire Valley

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Sapphire Valley are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. 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.

Sapphire Valley Temperature

Average temperature in Sapphire Valley (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Sapphire Valley

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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 Sapphire Valley 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.

Sapphire Valley snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December1cm0.1 days
Snow in January5cm0.6 days
Snow in February2cm0.8 days
Snow in March1cm0.4 days
Snow in April0cm0.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data