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Is Temple Basin snowsure?

The snowiest week in Temple Basin is week 2 of October. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 36cm of snowfall. Check out the Temple Basin 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 Temple Basin

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June19cm3.0 days
July26cm3.4 days
August24cm3.9 days
September22cm3.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Temple Basin during October (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of October for Temple Basin is 19 cm. There are typically 2.8 snowy days during this week. Temple Basin typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1708m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (2095m) is a little above the mid altitude of Temple Basin. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Temple Basin at the end of October but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of October every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Temple Basin during week four of October with average maximum temperature 2.0°C and minimum temperature 0.5°C at the mid altitude. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that do not have perfect weather conditions also occur on average one day every second year during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Temple Basin

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Temple Basin 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 Temple Basin 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 Temple Basin 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 Temple Basin 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 Temple Basin 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 Temple Basin 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.