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 January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Sun Peaks is 13 cm. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week. Sun Peaks expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of January 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 average freezing level (643m) is well bellow the mid altitude of Sun Peaks. Regular fresh snowfalls are to be expected in Sun Peaks at the end of January. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 13cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Sun Peaks in week four of January of just -6.4°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -7.9°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that don't have fresh snowfall occur on average two days during this week each 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


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.