Is Serre Chevalier snowsure?

The snowiest week in Serre Chevalier is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 44cm of snowfall. Check out the Serre Chevalier 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 Serre Chevalier

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December22cm2.9 days
January27cm3.0 days
February23cm3.7 days
March24cm3.6 days
April13cm2.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Serre Chevalier during May (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of May for Serre Chevalier is 1 cm. There are typically 0.6 snowy days during this week. Serre Chevalier typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of May at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2000m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2861m) is well above the middle elevation of Serre Chevalier. A day with snowfall happens on average every second year during the second week of May but it rains much more frequently, with rain falling on three or four days during this particular week of May. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Serre Chevalier during week two of May with average maximum temperature 6.2°C and minimum temperature 4.4°C at the middle elevation. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 10km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


Compare Serre Chevalier with:

Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Serre Chevalier

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Serre Chevalier 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 Serre Chevalier 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 Serre Chevalier 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 Serre Chevalier 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 Serre Chevalier 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 Serre Chevalier 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.