The best times to visit Whistler Ski Area for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 2nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Whistler Ski Area

Temperature

Average temperatures in Whistler Ski Area vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Whistler Ski Area, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 81.5°F (27.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.3°F (10.2°C) at night.

Whistler Ski Area Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Whistler Ski Area Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Whistler Ski Area Perceived Temperature (F)

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Whistler Ski Area Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Whistler Ski Area Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan34.627.923.2
Feb38.93125
Mar44.434.727.1
Apr51.640.330.8
May63.75038.4
Jun68.655.844.8
Jul78.663.349.2
Aug77.261.749.1
Sep68.954.143.4
Oct53.543.736.2
Nov39.233.228.5
Dec32.526.922.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan1.4-2.3-4.9
Feb3.8-0.6-3.9
Mar6.91.5-2.7
Apr10.94.6-0.7
May17.6103.6
Jun20.313.27.1
Jul25.917.49.6
Aug25.116.59.5
Sep20.512.36.3
Oct11.96.52.3
Nov40.7-1.9
Dec0.3-2.8-5.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Whistler Ski Area are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Whistler Ski Area? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Whistler Ski Area is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Whistler Ski Area.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Whistler Ski Area (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan18%4.32.4
Feb20%7.13.6
Mar18%7.62.9
Apr14%10.21.8
May13%01.8
Jun16%03.1
Jul6%00.9
Aug6%01.7
Sep14%02.6
Oct19%02.8
Nov18%0.43.1
Dec22%4.13.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1810.96.1
Feb20189.1
Mar1819.37.4
Apr1425.94.6
May1304.6
Jun1607.9
Jul602.3
Aug604.3
Sep1406.6
Oct1907.1
Nov1817.9
Dec2210.48.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Whistler Ski Area has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (49.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (86.4%).

Wind in Whistler Ski Area is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and August. June’s average wind speed of around 1.7 knots (2 MPH or 3.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 5.3 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Whistler Ski Area.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan1Barely noticeable3.5Barely noticeable
Feb1Barely noticeable3.6Barely noticeable
Mar1.3Barely noticeable4.2Barely noticeable
Apr1.5Barely noticeable4.6Light breeze
May1.5Barely noticeable4.6Barely noticeable
Jun1.7Barely noticeable4.9Light breeze
Jul1.5Barely noticeable4.9Barely noticeable
Aug1.5Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze
Sep1.4Barely noticeable4.4Barely noticeable
Oct1.2Barely noticeable4Light breeze
Nov1Barely noticeable3.6Barely noticeable
Dec0.9Still3.5Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan86.4%
Feb78.9%
Mar72.6%
Apr62.7%
May55.9%
Jun58%
Jul49.4%
Aug56.5%
Sep65.6%
Oct78.4%
Nov85.1%
Dec85.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Whistler Ski Area?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Whistler Ski Area, BC, Canada is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Whistler Ski Area in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.5 in December means 48.5% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Whistler Ski Area Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.3°F (19.6°C) and 40°F (4.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Whistler Ski Area, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 34.6°F (1.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Whistler Ski Area to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.4°F (4.7°C) and 31.3°F (-0.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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