Sun Peaks snow report:

The Sun Peaks snow report is: 7 out of 10 Lifts open. 71 of 135 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 6cm (2.4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Friday 03 of December at 10PM and Saturday 04 of December at 4PM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Sun Peaks Piste State: Old corn snow, Hard.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
2cm
Sat 04 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Fri 19 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Sun Peaks snow depths: updated 05 December 2021

Upper snow depth:
76cm
Lower snow depth:
76cm

Sun Peaks resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Sun Peaks brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sun Peaks snow report shown below was updated on 5 Dec 2021. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Sun Peaks.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Nov 28
1cm
Dec 02
2cm
Dec 03
2cm
Dec 04

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Old corn snow, Hard
Off Piste conditions:
Crust
Next snowfall:
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Wed 08 Dec (AM)
Lifts open:
7 out of 10
Resort runs:
Open

Sun Peaks snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
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    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Sun Peaks Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sun Peaks 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Sun Peaks

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Sun Peaks using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
91cm
56cm
Upper
Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
4cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
7cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
7cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
7cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
7cm
1cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
19cm
8cm
18cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
0cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
0cm
10cm
Weather
Mon
part cloud
Tue
cloud
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1310m
Mon
cloud
Tue
cloud
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1338m
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloud
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1800m
Mon
cloud
Tue
cloud
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1536m
Mon
cloud
Tue
cloud
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1692m

Notes on the Sun Peaks Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Sun Peaks. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Sun Peaks piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Sun Peaks snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Sun Peaks, the Sun Peaks weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Sun Peaks weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Sun Peaks, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Sun Peaks. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Sun Peaks snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Sun Peaks snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Sun Peaks snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Sun Peaks snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Sun Peaks, study the Sun Peaks piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Sun Peaks snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Sun Peaks on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Sun Peaks (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Sun Peaks Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Sun Peaks snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.