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Is Big White snowsure?

The snowiest week in Big White is week 1 of March. There are typically 5.4 snowy days during this week with 29cm of snowfall. Check out the Big White 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 White

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December19cm4.0 days
January17cm3.8 days
February21cm4.6 days
March23cm5.1 days
April19cm4.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Big White during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Big White is 15 cm. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week. Big White typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1905m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (938m) is far below the middle elevation of Big White. Regular fresh snowfalls can be relied on in Big White at the end of November. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of November. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 15cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Big White in week four of November of just -5.4°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -6.6°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average two days during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Big White

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Big White and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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 White 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.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Big White and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Big White 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.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Big White and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Big White 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.