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Weather Forecast for Sunshine Village at 2194 m altitude

issued: 11pm 23 Oct 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Sunshine Village Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat afternoon, min -5°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Thu night, light winds from the SSW by Fri night).

Days 4-6 Sunshine Village Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Wed afternoon, min -8°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sun night, fresh winds from the WSW by Wed afternoon).
Thu Friday 24 Saturday 25 Sunday 26 Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wed
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
10 SW10
15 SSE15
20 S20
20 SW20
5 SW5
10 W10
5 W5
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
10 SW10
15 SSW15
15 SW15
20 SW20
20 SW20
30 WSW30
Summary snow shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs some clouds cloudy clear snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow mod. snow snow shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow light snow light snow light snow snow shwrs
Snow map
T bcol snow sum24.cc23
T bcol snow sum25.cc23
T bcol snow sum26.cc23
T bcol snow sum27.cc23
T bcol snow sum28.cc23
T bcol snow sum29.cc23
Snow cm - - - - - - - - 4 8 1 - - 1 1 - - -
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C -2 -5 -4 -2 0 2 0 -1 -1 -4 -7 -6 -7 -4 -3 -3 -1 0
Min °C -5 -5 -4 -4 -3 2 -2 -1 -3 -7 -7 -7 -8 -6 -3 -3 -3 -2
WChill °C -13 -12 -10 -9 -8 -3 -7 -4 -7 -11 -11 -12 -14 -12 -9 -9 -9 -9
Rel. hum. % 86 85 72 65 75 73 95 92 90 96 91 75 75 95 94 97 97 93
Freezing level (m) 1700 1450 1750 1500 1650 2500 2000 2000 2050 1450 1050 1450 900 1100 1700 1450 1650 2150
Sunshine Village freezing level scale
snowy slope Sunshine Village freezing level
Sunrise - 8:21 - - 8:22 - - 8:25 - - 8:26 - - 8:27 - - 8:30 -
Sunset - - 18:30 - - 18:29 - - 18:27 - - 18:24 - - 18:23 - - 18:22

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Sunshine Village at the specific elevation of 2194 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Sunshine Village. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Canada. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Sunshine Village

John from Canmore from Canada writes:

There is a reason why Sunshine Village is legendary: 7 months a year of skiing in the alpine. If you like long carving runs, on piste, below tree line this is not the resort for your season pass. You could still come mid winter if Goats Eye Mountain is open. Otherwise, let those of us who like to play on natural terrain features in the alpine play here.

A few important things about Sunshine:

1) if the snow is good at Lake Louise, the snow is great at Sunshine. This is why I rarely go to Louise anymore. Yes, Louise is also a great resort, but Sunshine almost always has better snow. Sunshine is high up and has very few south-facing slopes that melt out on the warm days, and it collects the snow as it blows up and over from BC.

2) there are flat sections. It's on the great divide, but all the facilities and the base of every lift is in Alberta. If you ski into BC dozens of times per day, you're going to have to traverse (or walk) out dozens of times per day. The signs steer you towards the traverses. If you duck those ropes and are willing to walk just a few minutes from the bottom of the run to get back to Alberta, you can find some great powder runs even 5 days after the dump.

3) Delirium Dive is absolutely amazing, but you need avalanche gear and you should have some training about how to use your beacon, probe and shovel before you go in. And it's steep and double-black at the top. If you are an expert (black) skier or boarder but don't do double-blacks and don't have (or know how to use) avy gear, you might be disappointed at Sunshine, because there are a lot of blue and green runs in the rest of the resort. (You are allowed to go look at Delirium Dive without avy gear, just don't take your skis/board up the boot-pack if you don't have the gear.)

4) Bring your skins and touring gear, especially if the avalanche conditions are good. The resort is straddles the boundary of Banff National park and a BC provincial park, there are endless opportunities out there.

5) Think of the terrain off Standish Chair as a big natural terrain park, use the features and have fun. It doesn't have a lot of vertical but it's a fast chair and rarely has long lift lines, so just keep lapping it.

6) Get there early. On a good day, get there even earlier. The parking lot is too small and there's no room to make it bigger.

7) On a busy day, eat lunch early, or late, or eat in the hotel restaurant instead of the main day lodge. The day lodge is too small (a new day lodge is apparently coming in 2014/2015.)

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