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Is Turoa snowsure?

The snowiest week in Turoa is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 28cm of snowfall. Check out the Turoa 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 Turoa

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June9cm2.5 days
July21cm3.3 days
August18cm3.5 days
September17cm3.1 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Turoa is 5 cm. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week. Turoa prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1962m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2531m) is slightly above the mid altitude of Turoa. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Turoa at the end of October but with a significant risk of rain falling rather than snow on one or two days Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Turoa during week four of October with average maximum temperature 3.0°C and minimum temperature 1.6°C at the mid altitude. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Frequently windy. (average 30km/h) with the mean wind greater than 30km/h three days in this week, potentially strong enough to affect ski lifts. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are unusual, occuring this week on average one year in 0


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Turoa

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Turoa 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 Turoa 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 Turoa 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 Turoa 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 Turoa 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 Turoa 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.