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Village
Temperature
3.0 °C
37.3 °F
Mid-Mountain
Temperature
-1.2 °C
29.8 °F

Conditions & Snow Report

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Temperatures
Updated at 10:05AM on October 23
Valley
Elevation: 1,255m (4,117')
3.0 °C / 37.3 °F
Mid Mountain
Elevation: 1,855m (6,086')
-1.2 °C / 29.8 °F
Top of Morrisey Express
Elevation: 1,675m (5,495')
0.0 °C / 31.9 °F
Top Of The World
Elevation: 2,080m (6,824')
-3.9 °C / 25.0 °F
Wind Speeds
Updated at 10:05AM on October 23
Sunburst Express Wind Speed
Located on Tower 18
Elevation: 1,715m (5,627')
Average:  3.0 kph / 1.9 mph SW
Gusting:  10.2 kph / 6.3 mph
Sundance Express Wind Speed
Located on Tower 20
Elevation: 1,693m (5,554')
Average:  7.3 kph / 4.5 mph WSW
Gusting:  13.0 kph / 8.1 mph
Morrisey Express Wind Speed
Located on Tower 10
Elevation: 1,494m (4,902')
0.0 kph / 0.0 mph
Crystal Chair Wind Speed
Located on Tower 10
Elevation: 1,992m (6,535')
Average:  18.2 kph / 11.3 mph SW
Gusting:  21.1 kph / 13.1 mph
Top of the World Wind Speed
Elevation: 2,080m (6,824')
Average: 26.5 kph / 16.4 mph N
Gusting: 26.5 kph / 16.4 mph
Relative Humidity
Updated at 10:05AM on October 23
Mid Mountain Relative Humidity
Located at the top of the Sunburst Express Chairlift
Elevation: 1,855m (6,086')
93.7 %
Want to know how we get these readings?
Our snowfall data for the past 1 hour, past 12 hours, past 24 hours, past 48 hours, and past 7 days are all updated via our telemetry system every 2 minutes by utilizing an automated conveyor belt system which measures new snowfall hourly before refreshing itself. The snow base at Mid Mountain, temperatures, and wind speed data are all updated via our telemetry system every 2 minutes as well. All of this data is then converted at a central server, and automatically uploaded to the web every 15 minutes. This allows us to relay accurate, real-time data to our guests.

Snow bases are reported from both the mid mountain area and the alpine area to provide an accurate snap shot of resort conditions. The mid mountain snow base is reported from our snow plot just above the top of the Sunburst Chair at 1855m (6086'), and has been recording statistics since 1972. At this site we have a typical data plot with storm boards, twenty four hour boards, a height of snow stake, and thermometers. We also have an automatic plot at this site that has an ultrasonic snow depth device, temperature probe, and relative humidity probe. Our second snow plot is located in the alpine at the top of the Crystal Chair at 2061m (6762') in a sheltered area. The height of snow at the alpine base is a traditional data plot, and information is taken manually by Sun Peaks Patrol.

As mentioned previously, the height of mid mountain snow that we report on our website is recorded with our ultrasonic probe. This measurement is taken at the mid mountain snow plot. This device is a scanning system that is calibrated to the ground and reads the snow as it falls to the ground. Snow base information is then sent to our website for automatic updates. The idea of this automatic weather data page was to have data untouched by human hands, and definitely not massaged to increase the snow fall measurement.

Temperature and wind speed data come from sensors located on all the major lifts throughout the resort.

If you would like more information about our snow reading system at Sun Peaks Resort, please send us an email at webmaster@sunpeaksresort.com.
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