Selwyn Snowfields Snow History

Is Selwyn Snowfields snowsure? 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. 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: Selwyn Snowfields expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of August 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 usual freezing level (1931m) is slightly above the mid altitude of Selwyn Snowfields. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Selwyn Snowfields in the middle of August but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 11cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Selwyn Snowfields during week three of August with average maximum temperature 2.5°C and minimum temperature 0.5°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 24km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are rare, occuring this week on average one year in 1

Selwyn Snowfields Snow Conditions

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

  • Top
    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)

Selwyn Snowfields

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 Selwyn Snowfields 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.

Selwyn Snowfields Snowfall

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

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Selwyn Snowfields

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Selwyn Snowfields Temperature

Average temperature in Selwyn Snowfields (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Selwyn Snowfields

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 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.

Selwyn Snowfields snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June4cm1.0 days
Snow in July9cm2.1 days
Snow in August9cm2.3 days
Snow in September3cm0.9 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data