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Kicking Horse Snow History

Is Kicking Horse snowsure? 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. 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: Kicking Horse normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1818m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (891m) is far below the mid altitude of Kicking Horse. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Kicking Horse 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 19cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Kicking Horse in week three of January of just -6.5°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.6°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snowfall happen on average two days during this week every year.

Kicking Horse Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Kicking Horse (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)

Kicking Horse

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 Kicking Horse 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.

Kicking Horse Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Kicking Horse (2007 – 2018)

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

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Kicking Horse

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Kicking Horse Temperature

Average temperature in Kicking Horse (2007 – 2018)

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

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Kicking Horse

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 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.

Kicking Horse snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December25cm4.8 days
Snow in January24cm4.5 days
Snow in February26cm4.8 days
Snow in March29cm5.6 days
Snow in April20cm4.7 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data