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Sun Peaks Snow Report for 23 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Sun Peaks at  m altitude issued: 3 pm23 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski Canada - BC

Sun Peaks Snow Report for 23 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Sun Peaks brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sun Peaks snow report shown below was updated on 23 Jan 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Sun Peaks.

Sun Peaks Snow Report Issued: 23 Jan 2017

Season opens: 26 November 2016 | Season closes: 17 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 23 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:4cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
153
124
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:11 out of 11Lifts open.

Sun Peaks Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Changeable,A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers,Temperature: -7°C

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  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling in Sun Peaks.
  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed

(1198m — 2081m)

snow report today

0 km away

Sun Peaks webcam
153
124

Excellent

Fresh
4 cm
today
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1640 m
600m 250m 200m

(1155m — 1916m)

snow report today

86 km away

155
90

Good

Fresh
1 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1536 m
650m 350m 250m

(512m — 2225m)

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122 km away

188
188

Excellent
Tracked
7 cm
3 days ago
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1368 m
700m 450m 350m

(1542m — 2319m)

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148 km away

Big White webcam
174
174

Excellent
Tracked
13 cm
3 days ago
2
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1930 m
750m 450m 250m

(1570m — 2180m)

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177 km away

Apex Resort webcam
160
66
Packed Powder
1
9
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1875 m
750m 350m 350m

Notes on the Sun Peaks Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Sun Peaks. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Sun Peaks piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Sun Peaks snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Sun Peaks, the Sun Peaks weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Sun Peaks weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Sun Peaks, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Sun Peaks. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Sun Peaks snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Sun Peaks snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Sun Peaks snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Sun Peaks snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Sun Peaks, study the Sun Peaks piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Sun Peaks snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Sun Peaks on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Sun Peaks (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Sun Peaks Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Sun Peaks snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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