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Is Selwyn Snowfields snowsure?

The snowiest week in Selwyn Snowfields is week 1 of August. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 12cm of snowfall. Check out the Selwyn Snowfields 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 Selwyn Snowfields

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June4cm1.0 days
July9cm2.1 days
August9cm2.3 days
September3cm0.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Selwyn Snowfields during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Selwyn Snowfields is 2 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Selwyn Snowfields typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1460m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3373m) is far above the mid altitude of Selwyn Snowfields. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Selwyn Snowfields at the start of April but in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of April. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 29cm. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the mid altitude in Selwyn Snowfields during week one of April with the average afternoon temperature 11.8°C and the minimum temperature 9.2°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 13km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snow Conditions in Selwyn Snowfields Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-29)


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 Selwyn Snowfields 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snowfall in Selwyn Snowfields Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-29)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Selwyn Snowfields 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Temperatures in Selwyn Snowfields Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-29)


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Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Selwyn Snowfields 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.