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Is Sunshine Village snowsure?

The snowiest week in Sunshine Village is week 1 of March. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 24cm of snowfall. Check out the Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December14cm3.9 days
January11cm3.6 days
February16cm4.2 days
March21cm5.0 days
April19cm4.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Sunshine Village during November (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of November for Sunshine Village is 15 cm. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week. Sunshine Village typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of November at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2194m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the usual freezing level (911m) is far below the mid altitude of Sunshine Village. Regular fresh snowfalls are to be expected in Sunshine Village at the end of November. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 15cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Sunshine Village in week four of November of just -7.1°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.9°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 16km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have fresh snowfall happen on average two or three days 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 Sunshine Village and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village and (2007 – 2018)

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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 Sunshine Village 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.