Is Villard-de-Lans snowsure?

The snowiest week in Villard-de-Lans is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 43cm of snowfall. Check out the Villard-de-Lans 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 Villard-de-Lans

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December21cm2.7 days
January25cm3.0 days
February25cm3.5 days
March22cm2.8 days
April9cm1.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Villard-de-Lans during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Villard-de-Lans is 1 cm. There are typically 1.0 snowy days during this week. Villard-de-Lans normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1611m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2837m) is well above the mid altitude of Villard-de-Lans. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Villard-de-Lans in the middle of October but on average, a higher chance of rain than snow with one or two wet days during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 1cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Villard-de-Lans during week three of October with average maximum temperature 6.6°C and minimum temperature 5.2°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mostly light winds (average 19km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Villard-de-Lans and (2007 – 2018).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Villard-de-Lans 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 Villard-de-Lans 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 Villard-de-Lans and (2007 – 2018)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Villard-de-Lans 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 Villard-de-Lans 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 Villard-de-Lans 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.