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Fox Peak Snow History

Is Fox Peak snowsure?

The snowiest week in Fox Peak is week 2 of August. There are typically 2.5 snowy days during this week with 25cm of snowfall. Check out the Fox Peak 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 Fox Peak

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June14cm1.7 days
July15cm2.2 days
August14cm2.3 days
September10cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Fox Peak during February (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of February for Fox Peak is 1 cm. There are typically 0.3 snowy days during this week. Fox Peak expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1511m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (3196m) is far above the mid altitude of Fox Peak. A day with snowfall occurs on average every other year during the last week of February but in a typical year there are also a couple of rainy days during this week of February. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Fox Peak during week four of February with average maximum temperature 9.0°C and minimum temperature 7.4°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mainly light winds (average 13km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day.


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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Fox Peak 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 Fox Peak 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 Fox Peak 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 Fox Peak 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 Fox Peak 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 Fox Peak 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.