Is Val Thorens snowsure?

The snowiest week in Val Thorens is week 1 of January. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week with 52cm of snowfall. 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.

Average monthly snow in Val Thorens

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December27cm2.9 days
January38cm3.1 days
February28cm3.6 days
March29cm3.7 days
April23cm4.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Val Thorens during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Val Thorens is 27 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Val Thorens normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of December 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 usual freezing level (1646m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Val Thorens. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Val Thorens at the start of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 27cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Val Thorens in week one of December of just -6.0°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.1°C. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 14km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average two or three days during this week in any given year.

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Snow Depths

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


Val Thorens

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

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. 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 Val Thorens and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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. 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 Val Thorens and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
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.