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Is Tignes snowsure?

The snowiest week in Tignes is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 59cm of snowfall. Check out the Tignes 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 Tignes

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December28cm3.1 days
January44cm3.5 days
February35cm4.2 days
March38cm4.2 days
April29cm4.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Tignes during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Tignes is 1 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Tignes expected weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2506m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3815m) is well above the middle elevation of Tignes. Snow falls on just one day every 7 years in Tignes in the middle of August but on average there are three days during this week each year when it rains. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Tignes during week two of August with average maximum temperature 9.0°C and minimum temperature 7.0°C at the middle elevation. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 8km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Tignes 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 Tignes 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 Tignes 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 Tignes 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 Tignes 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 Tignes 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.