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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 November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Kicking Horse is 28 cm. There are typically 4.6 snowy days during this week. Kicking Horse typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of November 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 average freezing level (943m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Kicking Horse. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Kicking Horse at the end of November. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years during this week of November. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 28cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Kicking Horse in week four of November of just -5.5°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.2°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while powder days that don't coincide with ideal weather also occur on average two or three 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 Kicking Horse and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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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 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)

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Summer

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

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)

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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 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.