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 April (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of April for Whistler Blackcomb is 23 cm. There are typically 4.7 snowy days during this week. Whistler normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1480m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1597m) is very near the middle elevation of Whistler. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Whistler in the middle of April. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 23cm. Day temperatures at the middle elevation in Whistler during week three of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.9°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -1.0°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 8km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while powder days that don't coincide with cold, sunny and calm conditions also occur on average one or two days 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 Whistler Blackcomb and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Whistler Blackcomb

Chart


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.