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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 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Sun Peaks is 19 cm. There are typically 4.9 snowy days during this week. Sun Peaks expected weather and snow conditions during the first 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 typical freezing level (1351m) is close to the middle elevation of Sun Peaks. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Sun Peaks at the start of April. Based on long term weather statistics for Sun Peaks, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Temperatures should typically stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Sun Peaks during week one of April is -1.4°C while the average minimum temperature is just -3.1°C. Typically, expect only one day with sunshine per week at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not have perfect weather conditions also happen 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

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

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.


Snowfall

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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Sun Peaks 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 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.