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Soho Basin Snow History

Is Soho Basin snowsure?

The snowiest week in Soho Basin is week 1 of November. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 45cm of snowfall. Check out the Soho Basin 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 Soho Basin

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June0cm0.0 days
July0cm0.0 days
August0cm0.0 days
September0cm0.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Soho Basin during February (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of February for Soho Basin is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Soho Basin prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of February at the middle elevation of the cat ski area at 1676m, based on historical averages over the last 1 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (3245m) is a long way above the mid altitude of Soho Basin. Snowfall is very unlikely in Soho Basin at the end of February but in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of February. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Soho Basin during week four of February with average maximum temperature 8.0°C and minimum temperature 6.2°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day.


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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Soho Basin and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Soho Basin


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 Soho Basin 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 Soho Basin and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Soho Basin


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Soho Basin 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 Soho Basin and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Soho Basin


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 Soho Basin 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.