Villard-de-Lans Snow History

Is Villard-de-Lans snowsure? 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. 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: Villard-de-Lans expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1611m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1372m) is similar to the mid altitude of Villard-de-Lans. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Villard-de-Lans at the end of January but rainy days are possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 5 years during this week of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 17cm. Temperatures should generally hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Villard-de-Lans during week four of January is -1.5°C while the average minimum temperature is only -3.0°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average one or two days during this week in any given year.

Villard-de-Lans Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Villard-de-Lans (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)

Villard-de-Lans

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 Villard-de-Lans 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.

Villard-de-Lans Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Villard-de-Lans (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Villard-de-Lans

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

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. 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.

Villard-de-Lans Temperature

Average temperature in Villard-de-Lans (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Villard-de-Lans

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 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.

Villard-de-Lans snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December21cm2.7 days
Snow in January25cm3.0 days
Snow in February25cm3.5 days
Snow in March22cm2.8 days
Snow in April9cm1.7 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data