Is Whistler Blackcomb snowsure?

The snowiest week in Whistler Blackcomb is week 3 of November. There are typically 5.3 snowy days during this week with 90cm of snowfall. Check out the Whistler Blackcomb 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 Whistler Blackcomb

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December56cm4.7 days
January55cm4.2 days
February48cm4.6 days
March68cm5.4 days
April36cm4.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Whistler Blackcomb during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Whistler Blackcomb is 51 cm. There are typically 3.5 snowy days during this week. Whistler expected weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1480m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (950m) is slightly below the middle elevation of Whistler. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Whistler at the start of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 51cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Whistler in week one of December of just -5.3°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -6.8°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have new snow occur on average two or three days during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


Compare Whistler Blackcomb with:

Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Whistler Blackcomb


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Whistler Blackcomb 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 Whistler Blackcomb 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 Whistler Blackcomb 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 Whistler Blackcomb 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 Whistler Blackcomb 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 Whistler Blackcomb 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.