Weather History

Whistler Weather History & Stats

Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Canada, Whistler Blackcomb consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions, receiving an average annual snowfall of 11.91 metres / 469 inches / 39.1 ft per year.

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Whistler Historical Snowfall

Year 12/13 11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08
Month cm in cm in cm in cm in cm in cm in
November 217 85 312 123 266 105 560 220 150 59 416 167
December 343 133 137 54 363 143 148 58 169 67 260 102
January 117 46 244 96 195 77 291 115 118 47 264 104
February 128 50 151 59 259 102 132 52 143 56 100 39
March 228
88
405 159 315 124 222 87 236 93 170 67
April 60 24 133 52 143 56 107 42 72 28 55 22
May 19 8 7 3 38 15 34 13 42 17 8 3
ANNUAL TOTAL 1112 437 1389 491 1579 622 1494 587 930 367 1019
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Average Whistler Village Temperatures

Due to Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter season, rarely dipping below -10°C (12°F) in the valley and -15°C (5°F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year. Expect -5°C (22°F) average daily alpine temperatures during most of the winter months.

Month Daily Highs Daily Lows
°C °F °C °F
January -2°C 28°F -8°C 18°F
February 3°C 37°F -5°C 23°F
March 8°C 46°F -3°C 27°F
April 11°C 52°F 2°C 36°F
May 17°C 62°F 7°C 44°F
June 21°C 70°F 9°C 48°F
July 27°C 80°F 11°C 52°F
August 27°C 80°F 11°C 52°F
September 20°C 68°F 8°C 46°F
October 16°C 60°F 3°C 38°F
November 5°C 41°F -1°C 30°F
December -1°C 30°F -5°C 23°F

Average Alpine Temperatures

Temperatures are approximately 7 to 10°C cooler on top of the mountain than in the Valley. Due to Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter season, rarely dipping below -10°C (12°F) in the Village and -15°C (5°F) in the alpine during the coldest part of the year. Expect -5°C (22°F) average daily alpine temperatures during most of the winter months.

December to February Low: -12°C / 11°F
High: -5°C / 23°F
March to May Low: -8°C / 19°F
High: 5°C / 42°F
Average Snowfall 360 inches / 30 ft / 9.14 m per year on summit

What clothing should I pack?

Whistler is quite a laid back, casual ski town. Even for fine dining, smart-casual attire is appropriate. As far as what to wear for the great outdoors, remember that you are in the Coast Mountain range of British Columbia and the weather can change dramatically throughout the day, no matter what the season.

Here are some tips for how to dress while in Whistler:

  • Layer clothing so you can adjust accordingly
  • A shell with a protective hood and lightweight jacket underneath are essentials
  • Fleece hats and gloves work well in winter, spring, and fall
  • Good quality hiking boots with waterproof soles in any season if you're out trekking
  • A light shirt, turtleneck, thin fleece and wind/water proof Gore-tex shell (a waterproof breathable fabric)
  • T-shirts and shorts are appropriate during the summer months as temperatures rise, however, if you are hiking, make sure you are prepared for sudden changes in weather.

If you forget something at home, don't worry. Whistler has plenty of shops and clothing stores where you can find everything you might need.