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 10.6 metres / 419 inches / 34.9 feet per year.


Whistler Historical Snowfall (cm)

Year/Month 18/19 17/18 16/17 15/16 14/15 13/14 12/13 11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04
November 88 366 318 168 133 112 217 312 266 500 150 416 416 115 81 178
December 373 133 189 338 160 74 343 137 363 148 169 260 275 139 130 300
January 247 379 134 173 104 123 117 244 195 291 118 264 254 469 42 201
February 124 115 162 206 79 238 128 151 259 132 143 100 147 112 47 111
March 54 126 320 318 123 270 228 405 315 222 236 170 198 243 143 159
April 71 120 173 31 69 76 60 133 143 107 72 55 103 103 197 20
May 0 0 11 23 4 12 19 7 38 34 42 8 23 11 45 6
Annual Total 957 1239 1307 1257 672 905 1112 1389 1579 1494 930 1019 1416 1192 685 975

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.

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 laidback, 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 Mountains 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 essential
  • 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.

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