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Weather Forecast for Sunshine Village at 2194 m altitude

issued: 5am 20 Aug 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Sunshine Village Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 18.0mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed morning, min 3°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Sunshine Village Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 23.0mm), heaviest during Sun night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sat afternoon, min 3°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.
Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday 23 Sunday 24 Monday 25
AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Wind (km/h)
0 SE0
0 WNW0
5 NE5
10 E10
10 E10
10 E10
10 ENE10
10 E10
10 E10
5 E5
0 S0
5 SSE5
5 WSW5
5 W5
10 NNE10
10 NE10
5 NNE5
0 S0
Summary light rain rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds clear clear rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs clear
Snow map
T bcol snow sum20.cc23
T bcol snow sum21.cc23
T bcol snow sum22.cc23
T bcol snow sum23.cc23
T bcol snow sum24.cc23
T bcol snow sum25.cc23
Snow cm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rain mm 2 4 4 2 2 4 - - - - 1 1 2 5 11 1 2 -
Max °C 9 9 7 6 8 6 5 8 6 6 9 8 8 9 6 5 8 7
Min °C 7 9 5 5 7 3 4 7 3 4 9 6 6 8 3 3 7 5
WChill °C 7 9 3 3 5 1 1 5 3 4 9 5 5 8 1 1 6 5
Rel. hum. % 77 72 90 88 76 91 79 61 76 73 60 74 73 59 90 80 54 62
Freezing level (m) 3350 3400 3200 2950 3100 3000 2800 3000 2900 2950 3200 3200 3050 3200 2850 2700 3000 3000
Sunshine Village freezing level scale
snowy slope Sunshine Village freezing level
Sunrise 6:37 - - 6:39 - - 6:39 - - 6:41 - - 6:43 - - 6:45 - -
Sunset - 20:52 - - 20:51 - - 20:49 - - 20:46 - - 20:45 - - 20:43 -

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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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