Val Thorens Snow History

Is Val Thorens snowsure? Check out the Val Thorens 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Val Thorens expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2765m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (3893m) is well above the mid altitude of Val Thorens. A day with snowfall occurs on average every other year during the third week of August but in an average year there are two or three days during this particular week each year that are wet. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Val Thorens during week three of August with average maximum temperature 7.6°C and minimum temperature 5.8°C at the mid altitude. Often sunny. Expect sunshine on four or five days. Generally light winds (average 8km/h).

Val Thorens Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Val Thorens (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Val Thorens

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Val Thorens are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Val Thorens Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Val Thorens (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Val Thorens

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Val Thorens are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. 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.

Val Thorens Temperature

Average temperature in Val Thorens (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Val Thorens

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Val Thorens 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.

Val Thorens snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December27cm2.9 days
Snow in January38cm3.1 days
Snow in February28cm3.6 days
Snow in March29cm3.7 days
Snow in April23cm4.3 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data