Is Sun Peaks snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sun Peaks is week 1 of February. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week with 26cm of snowfall. Check out the Sun Peaks 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 Sun Peaks

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December19cm4.1 days
January16cm3.9 days
February18cm4.6 days
March16cm4.9 days
April14cm4.0 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sun Peaks during April (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of April for Sun Peaks is 10 cm. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week. Sun Peaks typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1640m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1818m) is similar to the mid altitude of Sun Peaks. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Sun Peaks at the end of April but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of April every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 10cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Sun Peaks during week four of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 2.0°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -0.3°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not have ideal weather also occur on average one day every second year 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 Sun Peaks and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Sun Peaks

Chart


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sun Peaks 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 Sun Peaks 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 Sun Peaks 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 Sun Peaks 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 Sun Peaks 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 Sun Peaks 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.