Is Showdown Ski Area snowsure?

The snowiest week in Showdown Ski Area is week 1 of April. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 28cm of snowfall. Check out the Showdown Ski Area 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 Showdown Ski Area

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December18cm3.3 days
January15cm2.9 days
February21cm4.1 days
March18cm3.7 days
April25cm3.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Showdown Ski Area during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Showdown Ski Area is 12 cm. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week. Showdown Ski Area normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2286m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (1116m) is far below the mid altitude of Showdown Ski Area. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Showdown Ski Area at the end of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Showdown Ski Area in week four of January of just -6.5°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.3°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 27km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snow occur on average two or three days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Showdown Ski Area and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Showdown Ski Area


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Showdown Ski Area 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 Showdown Ski Area 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 Showdown Ski Area 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 Showdown Ski Area 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 Showdown Ski Area 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 Showdown Ski Area 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.