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Is Sunburst snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sunburst is week 2 of December. There are typically 2.5 snowy days during this week with 12cm of snowfall. Check out the Sunburst 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 Sunburst

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December8cm2.2 days
January6cm2.5 days
February8cm2.6 days
March5cm1.6 days
April3cm0.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sunburst during May (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of May for Sunburst is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Sunburst typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of May at the middle elevation of the ski area at 298m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3579m) is well above the mid altitude of Sunburst. Fresh Snow is very unlikely in Sunburst at the end of May but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the mid altitude in Sunburst during week four of May with the average afternoon temperature 16.7°C and the minimum temperature 14.4°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 14km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sunburst and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Sunburst

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Sunburst 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 Sunburst 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 Sunburst 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 Sunburst 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 Sunburst 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 Sunburst 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.