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Is Sarıkamış snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sarıkamış is week 4 of January. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 21cm of snowfall. Check out the Sarıkamış 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 Sarıkamış

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December10cm2.3 days
January14cm3.0 days
February14cm3.3 days
March11cm3.2 days
April7cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sarıkamış during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Sarıkamış is 14 cm. There are typically 2.2 snowy days during this week. Sarikamis typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2365m, based on historical averages over the last 9 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (2138m) is similar to the middle elevation of Sarikamis. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Sarikamis at the start of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Temperatures should typically remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Sarikamis during week one of December is -1.9°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.0°C. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mainly light winds (average 14km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snowfall 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 Sarıkamış and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Sarıkamış

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Sarıkamış 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.