Is Val d'Isere snowsure?

The snowiest week in Val d'Isere is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 63cm of snowfall. Check out the Val d'Isere 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 d'Isere

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December28cm3.1 days
January45cm3.5 days
February36cm4.2 days
March41cm4.1 days
April33cm4.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Val d'Isere during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Val d'Isere is 20 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Val d'Isere expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2700m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1420m) is well bellow the middle elevation of Val d'Isere. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Val d'Isere at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 20cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Val d'Isere in week four of January of just -7.4°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -9.9°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have new snow occur on average three days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Val d'Isere


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Val d'Isere 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 Val d'Isere 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 d'Isere 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 Val d'Isere 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 d'Isere and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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 d'Isere 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.