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Location Information

City
Sun Peaks
State
British Columbia
Country
Canada
Sun Peaks Resort Sun Peaks Resort Hot
6,824 ft
3,933 ft
2,894 ft
5mi
RESORT INFO ↑34°  1c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 21 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 6 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 6 in
  • Season Total 44 in
  • Average Base Depth 39 in
Comments
14in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and machine groomed.
Today's Snow Potential
We are expecting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall (3 to 5cm)
What's Open?
  • Trails97 of 121
  • Lifts11 of 12
  • Acreage0 of 3678 (73%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails39 (30%)
  • Cross Country Area18
21 Sunday ↑34°  1c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with very snow
Precipitation
20% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.16in, 4.01mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall (3 to 5cm)
Wind
From the WNW at 2 to 4 MPH.
22 Monday ↑30°  -1c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with snow flurries
Precipitation
20% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.21mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the WSW at 1 to 5 MPH.
23 Tuesday ↑27°  -3c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy
Precipitation
Mostly Cloudy (Potential precip: 0.06in, 1.59mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SE at 2 to 6 MPH.
24 Wednesday ↑30°  -1c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 2 to 5 MPH.
25 Thursday ↑23°  -5c° ↓3°  -16c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 1 to 5 MPH.
26 Friday ↑21°  -6c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SE at 2 to 5 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

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7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 22 December to 01 January, 2014 - COLORADO/ NEW MEXICO: All next week (22nd onward) we expect a more favorable northern storm track (all Christmas week), for better chances of better than light, and more powdery/ cold snow, due to the colder storm origins from out of the Gulf of Alaska and crossing Canada on the way in. After Christmas week and toward the end of 2014, we expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to build in across the area, with more sunshine and less potential for any snow. NORTHWEST US and SOUTHWEST CANADA: High pressure pushes in across the area from the southwest US and eastern Pacific much of Christmas week, with some tail ends of storms (warmer southern portion) moving through, causing rain showers and higher elevation snow showers, with mostly rain at and below ski resort base elevations (snow level issues, rain mix at base elevations) across the Pacific Northwest including north Idaho ski resorts. Southwest Canada (Alberta/ British Columbia) should see less snow level issues and more snow potential than Inland Northwest ski resorts, all through Christmas week. It looks like the Inland Northwest may see a white Christmas, showing up a day or so before Christmas in the form of a colder storm (Christmas eve/ Christmas snow for Coeur d'Alene/ Spokane). TAHOE-MAMMOTH; It looks like high pressure ridging may deflect any storms to the north most of next week and through Christmas, for mostly sunny conditions, though we have seen some great snow this season as opposed to the last 2 seasons of dryness. SOUTHWEST US AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; Mostly dry with high pressure ridging dominating for Christmas week and possibly through the end of the year. This outlook includes southern California resort areas like Mountain High. UTAH looks like it may get clipped (northern Utah) Christmas day (or the day before/ day after), but mostly sunny skies may dominate all week under high pressure. WYOMING/ MONTANA We expect high pressure to set up across the southwest US, with storms again targeting the Pacific Northwest/ southwest Canada, and Wyoming/ Montana, for a nice freshen up of colder snow and temperatures before the major holiday, and during it. CM

Longer Range Outlook

December 2014, we are in a weak El Nino Sea Surface Temperature pattern across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific. (prior forecast-->) Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies yield a weak El Nino pattern across the eastern Equatorial Pacific (El Nino development is on track, but it will be weak, still somewhat favorable for California (Tahoe-Mammoth/ SoCal) and the desert Southwest, plus southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico).

Current SST pattern- El Nino

A weak El Nino (or possible "neutral" pattern) is expected for this winter, into early 2015.

Current SST pattern- El Nino

Northwest US areas, and southwest Canada, along with northern Colorado through Wyoming and the northern Rocky Mountains, should expect a drier than average, or near average snowfall winter (2014-2015). Tahoe/ Mammoth should see near average snowfall, with near average snowfall also expected across southern California and northern Arizona resorts. CM
With over 3,600 acres of terrain to explore and light dry snow, Sun Peaks is all about maximizing your vacation experience. Epic powder days experienced on unbelievable terrain are the ultimate combination. In a matter of minutes, you can sweep down from an open, powder filled bowl into the trees of your choice or the perfectly groomed run that you crave. Variety is the name of the game here. There are 121 runs to choose from, spread over the second largest skiable terrain in B.C. They can take you anywhere from the open glades of Mt. Morrisey to the steep face of Tod Mountain. No matter what level of skier or snowboarder you are, there is a perfect run for you at Sun Peaks Resort. Experienced resort developer and owner, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation has maintained a steadfast commitment and vision to their overall master plan of having the second largest 4 season destination resort in British Columbia. With the first phase of a four phase master development plan completed in 2003, Sun Peaks Resort is already positioned as an industry leader within the North American destination resort community.

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