Whistler Weather & Snow

Whistler Weather

Whistler experiences cool wet winters, and dry warm summers. On average Whistler receives approximately 11 days with temperatures over 30 °C (86 °F), and approximately 24 days on average with temperatures falling below -10 °C (14 °F). Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Canada, Whistler is actually a temperate rainforest with it’s most wettest months being November to March.
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 11.63 metres / 458 inches / 38.2 ft per year. 

Historical Weather Data for Whistler, BC

Average Temperature 13.4 °C
Average Maximum Temperature 19.6 °C
Average Minimum Temperature 7.2 °C
Frequency of Precipitation 46%
Highest Temperature (1977-2006) 32.1 °C 1982
Lowest Temperature (1977-2006) 2.6 °C 1989
Greatest Precipitation (1977-2006) 13.4 mm 1994
Greatest Rainfall (1977-2006) 13.4 mm 1994
Greatest Snowfall (1977-2006) 0.0 cm 1977
Most Snow on the Ground (1980-2006) 0.0 cm 1981

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
11.63 metres / 458 inches / 38.2 ft per year on summit