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Nakiska Snow History

Is Nakiska snowsure?

The snowiest week in Nakiska is week 4 of April. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 19cm of snowfall. Check out the Nakiska 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 Nakiska

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December10cm2.6 days
January7cm2.1 days
February11cm3.0 days
March12cm3.6 days
April17cm3.5 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of February for Nakiska is 15 cm. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week. Nakiska prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1892m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (661m) is far below the middle elevation of Nakiska. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Nakiska at the end of February. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 15cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Nakiska in week four of February of just -8.6°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -10.8°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average two days during this week in any given year.

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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Nakiska 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 Nakiska 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 precipitation (snow/rain) in Nakiska and (2007 – 2018)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Nakiska 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 Nakiska 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 Nakiska 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.