Rainbow Snow History

Is Rainbow snowsure? Check out the Rainbow 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: Rainbow normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1650m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3004m) is well above the middle elevation of Rainbow. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the second week of December but on average there are three days during this week each year when it rains. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Rainbow during week two of December with average maximum temperature 7.4°C and minimum temperature 5.8°C at the middle elevation. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day.

Rainbow Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Rainbow (2007 – 2018)

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    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)

Rainbow

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 Rainbow 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.

Rainbow Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Rainbow (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Rainbow

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Rainbow 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.

Rainbow Temperature

Average temperature in Rainbow (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
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    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Rainbow

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 Rainbow 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.

Rainbow snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June11cm2.6 days
Snow in July17cm3.2 days
Snow in August16cm3.4 days
Snow in September14cm3.2 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data