Is Blackjack Ski Area snowsure?

The snowiest week in Blackjack Ski Area is week 2 of December. There are typically 4.9 snowy days during this week with 19cm of snowfall. Check out the Blackjack 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 Blackjack Ski Area

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December14cm4.6 days
January15cm5.0 days
February13cm4.7 days
March7cm2.9 days
April9cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Blackjack Ski Area during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Blackjack Ski Area is 14 cm. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week. Blackjack SA prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 429m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (179m) is similar to the middle elevation of Blackjack SA. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Blackjack SA at the end of January. Based on long term weather statistics for Blackjack SA, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but rain is also known at this time of year so you can expect on average one day with rain every 7 years during this week of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Blackjack SA in week four of January of just -7.1°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.7°C. There is only a 50% chance of seeing any sunshine this week. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. 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 but powder days that do not have cold, sunny and calm weather are more common, on average two days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Blackjack Ski Area


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Blackjack Ski Area 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 Blackjack 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.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Blackjack Ski Area 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 Blackjack 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.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Blackjack Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Blackjack 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.