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Is Big Creek Ski Area snowsure?

The snowiest week in Big Creek Ski Area is week 2 of February. There are typically 4.6 snowy days during this week with 16cm of snowfall. Check out the Big Creek Ski Area 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 Big Creek Ski Area

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December9cm2.6 days
January12cm3.7 days
February12cm3.8 days
March7cm2.4 days
April3cm0.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Big Creek Ski Area during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Big Creek Ski Area is 6 cm. There are typically 1.7 snowy days during this week. Big Creek Ski Area normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 420m, based on historical averages over the last 7 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (1514m) is well above the middle elevation of Big Creek Ski Area. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Big Creek Ski Area at the start of April but rain is slightly more likely than snow during this week of April. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 6cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Big Creek Ski Area during week one of April with average maximum temperature 5.1°C and minimum temperature 2.9°C at the middle elevation. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are in short supply, occuring this week on average one year in 1


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Big Creek Ski Area and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Big Creek Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snow Conditions in Big Creek Ski Area Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


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
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Big Creek Ski Area 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Big Creek Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snowfall in Big Creek Ski Area Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Big Creek Ski Area 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Big Creek Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Temperatures in Big Creek Ski Area Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


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Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Big Creek Ski Area 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.