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Fernie Snow History

Is Fernie snowsure? Check out the Fernie 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Fernie normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1560m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (796m) is far below the middle elevation of Fernie. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Fernie in the middle of January. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 11cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Fernie in week three of January of just -5.6°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.5°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 8km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have new snow happen on average one or two days during this week each year.

Fernie Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Fernie (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Fernie

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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 Fernie are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. 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.

Fernie Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Fernie (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Fernie

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Fernie are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. 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.

Fernie Temperature

Average temperature in Fernie (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Fernie

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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 Fernie 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.

Fernie snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December15cm4.7 days
Snow in January12cm4.5 days
Snow in February17cm5.0 days
Snow in March15cm5.1 days
Snow in April10cm3.5 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data