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 January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Serre Chevalier is 12 cm. There are typically 2.6 snowy days during this week. Serre Chevalier normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2000m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1443m) is slightly lower than the middle elevation of Serre Chevalier. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Serre Chevalier at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Temperatures should usually stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Serre Chevalier during week four of January is -3.5°C while the average minimum temperature is only -6.4°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that do not have fresh snow happen on average two days during this week every year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Serre Chevalier

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Serre Chevalier 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 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)


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

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)


Average temperature
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.