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Temple Basin Snow History

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 February (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of February for Temple Basin is 1 cm. There are typically 0.2 snowy days during this week. Temple Basin prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1708m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (3257m) is well above the mid altitude of Temple Basin. Snow falls on just one day every 5 years in Temple Basin at the end of February but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Temple Basin during week four of February with average maximum temperature 7.4°C and minimum temperature 6.0°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week.


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Snow Conditions

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.


Snowfall

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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Temple Basin 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 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.