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Is Winterberg snowsure?

The snowiest week in Winterberg is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week with 12cm of snowfall. Check out the Winterberg 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 Winterberg

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December8cm2.6 days
January10cm3.0 days
February7cm2.9 days
March6cm2.0 days
April2cm0.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Winterberg during January (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of January for Winterberg is 12 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Winterberg normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 735m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (728m) is close to the mid altitude of Winterberg. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Winterberg in the middle of January but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Temperatures should typically remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Winterberg during week three of January is -0.7°C while the average minimum temperature is only -1.8°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mainly light winds (average 22km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snow occur on average one or two days during this week in any given year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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




Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Winterberg 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 Winterberg 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 Winterberg 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.