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Weather Forecast for Sunshine Village at 2194 m altitude

issued: 11pm 19 Apr 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Sunshine Village Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon afternoon, min -4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Sunshine Village Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Tue night, min -5°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
Sat Sunday 20 Monday 21 Tuesday 22 Wednesday 23 Thursday 24 Fri
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Wind (km/h)
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
10 WSW10
10 SW10
10 SSW10
15 S15
15 SE15
10 SE10
5 WSW5
15 WNW15
15 NW15
15 NNW15
5 WSW5
10 SSW10
15 SSE15
10 S10
5 ESE5
Summary light snow light snow snow shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds snow shwrs light snow snow shwrs light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow
Snow map
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Snow cm 1 1 - - - - - - 1 - 4 5 5 1 1 - - 1
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C -2 -3 -2 -3 0 2 1 2 2 0 -2 -2 -3 -3 -1 -2 -1 0
Min °C -4 -4 -2 -4 -3 2 0 1 1 -2 -2 -2 -5 -5 -1 -3 -2 -1
WChill °C -10 -10 -7 -9 -7 -1 -4 -3 -3 -6 -6 -6 -9 -5 -4 -8 -5 -4
Rel. hum. % 95 92 79 77 77 56 68 65 84 92 95 95 96 93 86 95 92 86
Freezing level (m) 1750 1700 1950 1550 1600 2400 2150 2300 2450 2100 1850 1950 1500 1500 2050 1700 1850 2200
Sunshine Village freezing level scale
snowy slope Sunshine Village freezing level
Sunrise - 6:37 - - 6:35 - - 6:33 - - 6:31 - - 6:28 - - 6:26 -
Sunset - - 20:46 - - 20:49 - - 20:50 - - 20:52 - - 20:52 - - 20:54

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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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