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Is Ski Rio snowsure?

The snowiest week in Ski Rio is week 3 of December. There are typically 1.9 snowy days during this week with 11cm of snowfall. Check out the Ski Rio 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 Ski Rio

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December9cm1.8 days
January6cm1.6 days
February7cm2.2 days
March9cm1.8 days
April7cm1.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Ski Rio during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Ski Rio is 4 cm. There are typically 0.7 snowy days during this week. Ski Rio typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3222m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3616m) is a little above the middle elevation of Ski Rio. A day with snowfall occurs on average every other year during the last week of October but rainy days are even rarer and you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 8cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Ski Rio during week four of October with average maximum temperature 3.0°C and minimum temperature 1.1°C at the middle elevation. Usually sunny. On average, only two days each week are overcast and the other five days have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Ski Rio

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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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 Ski Rio 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.