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 June (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of June for Selwyn Snowfields is 2 cm. There are typically 0.8 snowy days during this week. Selwyn Snowfields typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of June at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1460m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (2345m) is well above the mid altitude of Selwyn Snowfields. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Selwyn Snowfields in the middle of June and on average there is one wet day during this week every year too. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 2cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Selwyn Snowfields during week two of June with average maximum temperature 3.6°C and minimum temperature 2.0°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mostly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) are unusual, occuring this week on average one year in 1 while powder days that don't coincide with ideal conditions also happen, on average one day every second year 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 Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Selwyn Snowfields


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Selwyn Snowfields 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 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.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Selwyn Snowfields and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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 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.