Sunshine Village snow report:

The Sunshine Village snow report is: 11 out of 11 Lifts open. Banff Sunshine is open. 9 inches (23 cm) past 7 days. A covid facemask is required at Banff Sunshine. Covid pass protection is not available at Banff Sunshine. Despite Covid, Banff Sunshine will not require prior reservations. Banff Sunshine does not currently advise pre-purchasing day lift tickets. See the Banff Sunshine Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Banff Sunshine. Covid information for Banff Sunshine was last updated on 2020-10-06 18:43:35. Sunshine Village Piste State: Machine Groomed.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
3cm
Sun 16 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Thu 13 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Sunshine Village snow depths: updated 16 January 2022

Upper snow depth:
188cm
Lower snow depth:
188cm

Sunshine Village resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Sunshine Village brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Sunshine Village snow report shown below was updated on 16 Jan 2022. 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 Sunshine Village.

Last snowfall:

3cm
Jan 11
1cm
Jan 12
1cm
Jan 13
3cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Machine Groomed
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
1cm Mon 17 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
6cm Tue 18 Jan (AM)
Lifts open:
11 out of 11
Resort runs:
open

Sunshine Village snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 2
    Powder days
  • 0
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Sunshine Village Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Sunshine Village 2021 - 2022. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Sunshine Village

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Sunshine Village using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 16km  away
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Issued: today 78km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
117cm
117cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
109cm
109cm
Upper
Lower
196cm
145cm
Upper
Lower
137cm
71cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
1cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
4cm
today
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Date:
1cm
2 days ago
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Date:
1cm
today
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4cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
1cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
4cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
4cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
2cm
1cm
Weather
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1790m
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1948m
Sun
part cloud
Mon
part cloud
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1892m
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2141m
Sun
part cloud
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1790m

Notes on the Sunshine Village Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Sunshine Village weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Sunshine Village, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Sunshine Village. 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, Sunshine Village snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Sunshine Village snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village, study the Sunshine Village piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Sunshine Village snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Sunshine Village 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 Sunshine Village (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Sunshine Village Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Sunshine Village 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.