Is Kicking Horse snowsure?

The snowiest week in Kicking Horse is week 3 of November. There are typically 5.6 snowy days during this week with 38cm of snowfall. Check out the Kicking Horse 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 Kicking Horse

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December25cm4.8 days
January24cm4.5 days
February26cm4.8 days
March29cm5.6 days
April20cm4.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Kicking Horse during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Kicking Horse is 10 cm. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week. Kicking Horse typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1818m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2170m) is slightly higher than the mid altitude of Kicking Horse. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Kicking Horse in the middle of October but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of October every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Kicking Horse during week three of October usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.6°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -0.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 9km/h).

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

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


Kicking Horse

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Kicking Horse and (2007 – 2018)


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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Kicking Horse 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 Kicking Horse and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Kicking Horse 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 Kicking Horse and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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