Cypress Mountain Snowfall Totals & Snowstorm Averages

This page pulls together information on when, how much and how often the Cypress Mountain ski area in West Vancouver, British Columbia has snow.

There are data and descriptions here of how many days it snows and the total amount of snowfall that Cypress Mountain usually gets. There are also monthly and yearly counts of the days that the ski hill normally has heavy snowstorms. Plus there's information on when Cypress Mountain can expect its first and last snowfalls of the season.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Cypress Mountain Nordic Area on Hollyburn Ridge, at an elevation of 930 metres (3051 feet).

How Often it Snows at Cypress Mountain

This first table lists monthly and yearly totals for amount of snow and how many days it snows at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches).

Average total snowfall and days with fresh snow at Cypress Mountain
Days   Inches Centi­metres
11.5 January 51.4 130
9.7 February 44.3 112
10.0 March 34.7 88
7.9 April 27.2 69
1.8 May 2.9 7
2.9 October 4.4 11
11.9 November 41.3 105
13.5 December 51.6 131
69.1 Year 257.7 655

When Cypress Mountain Has Its First & Last Snowfalls

The first snowfall of winter for Cypress Mountain usually arrives in October, but can show up as early as September.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April or May, although in some years a late snow lands in June.

Cypress Mountain normally doesn't get any new snow during July and August.

How Many Snowstorms Cypress Mountain Gets

Most days of snowfall at Cypress Mountain leave at least five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For 24 days a year on average, the amount of new snow totals ten cm or more.

Major blizzards that dump 25 cm or more in one day normally occur six times a year at the ski area. Storms this severe can appear anytime from November to April.

Number of days per month and year on average at Cypress Mountain with a total snowfall of at least 5, 10 or 20 centimetres
  5 cm
2.0 inches
10 cm
3.9 inches
25 cm
9.8 inches
January 7.3 4.9 1.5
February 6.1 4.2 1.2
March 5.6 2.9 0.7
April 4.0 2.6 0.6
May 0.7 0.2 0.0
October 0.7 0.3 0.0
November 6.3 3.9 0.9
December 8.6 5.1 1.0
Year 39.3 24.1 5.9

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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