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Is Shanty Creek snowsure?

The snowiest week in Shanty Creek is week 2 of December. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week with 18cm of snowfall. Check out the Shanty Creek 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 Shanty Creek

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December12cm4.0 days
January15cm4.9 days
February13cm4.6 days
March8cm2.6 days
April6cm1.4 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Shanty Creek during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Shanty Creek is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Shanty Creek normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 288m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (2121m) is far above the mid altitude of Shanty Creek. Snowy weather is very unlikely in Shanty Creek in the middle of October but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the mid altitude in Shanty Creek during week three of October with the average afternoon temperature 10.1°C and the minimum temperature 8.5°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 19km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Shanty Creek

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Shanty Creek 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 Shanty Creek 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 Shanty Creek 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 Shanty Creek 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 Shanty Creek and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Shanty Creek 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.