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Is Whitecap Alpine snowsure?

The snowiest week in Whitecap Alpine is week 4 of November. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 33cm of snowfall. Check out the Whitecap Alpine 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 Whitecap Alpine

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December22cm4.1 days
January21cm3.5 days
February19cm4.0 days
March26cm4.8 days
April14cm3.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Whitecap Alpine during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Whitecap Alpine is 3 cm. There are typically 0.8 snowy days during this week. Whitecap Alpine normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the lodge area at 2250m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (3044m) is far above the middle elevation of Whitecap Alpine. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Whitecap Alpine in the middle of September but rain is twice as usual as snow and in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of September. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 3cm. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Whitecap Alpine during week three of September with the average afternoon temperature 10.8°C and the minimum temperature 7.8°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 8km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Whitecap Alpine

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Whitecap Alpine 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 Whitecap Alpine 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 Whitecap Alpine 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 Whitecap Alpine 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 Whitecap Alpine and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Whitecap Alpine 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.