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Is Snow Summit snowsure?

The snowiest week in Snow Summit is week 1 of January. There are typically 1.0 snowy days during this week with 10cm of snowfall. Check out the Snow Summit 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 Snow Summit

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December4cm0.7 days
January8cm0.9 days
February5cm1.0 days
March2cm0.4 days
April1cm0.3 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Snow Summit is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Snow Summit normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2315m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (4169m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Snow Summit. Snowy weather is very unlikely in Snow Summit at the end of October but there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Snow Summit during week four of October with the average afternoon temperature 11.8°C and the minimum temperature 9.9°C. Generally sunny. On average, only one or two days each week are overcast and the rest have at least some sun. Mostly light winds (average 14km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Snow Summit

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Snow Summit 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 Snow Summit 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 Snow Summit 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 Snow Summit 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 Snow Summit 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 Snow Summit 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.