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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 June (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of June for Temple Basin is 14 cm. There are typically 2.2 snowy days during this week. Temple Basin prevailing weather and snow conditions during the first week of June 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 expected freezing level (1918m) is similar to the middle elevation of Temple Basin. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Temple Basin at the start of June but with an average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 14cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Temple Basin during week one of June usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.5°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.8°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Mostly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snow occur on average one day every second year during this week each 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).


Temple Basin


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Temple Basin and (2007 – 2018)


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

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 precipitation (snow/rain) in Temple Basin and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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 Temple Basin and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
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.