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Is Sainte Foy snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sainte Foy is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week with 55cm of snowfall. Check out the Sainte Foy 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 Sainte Foy

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December27cm3.1 days
January40cm3.4 days
February31cm4.1 days
March32cm4.1 days
April20cm3.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sainte Foy during March (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of March for Sainte Foy is 55 cm. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week. Sainte Foy expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2082m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1435m) is far below the middle elevation of Sainte Foy. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Sainte Foy at the start of March. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 55cm. Temperatures should generally remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Sainte Foy during week one of March is -3.9°C while the average minimum temperature is just -6.0°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that don't coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather also happen on average 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 Sainte Foy and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Sainte Foy

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sainte Foy and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Sainte Foy 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 Sainte Foy 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 Sainte Foy 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 Sainte Foy 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 Sainte Foy 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.