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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Forecast for British Columbia Is Here! Find Out What Weather Big White Ski Resorts Will Have in the 2022/2023 Ski Season

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for British Columbia’s weather forecast is here! If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder like we are, then you’ll understand why we’re so excited (Pst… It looks like snow is coming for the 2022/2023 ski season). To help you plan for your ski trip at Big White Ski Resort, we want to share what’s been forecasted for the 2022/2023 ski season, and give you some quick tips so you can take advantage of this season’s forecast.

Read on to learn more about Big White Ski Resorts’ long-range weather forecast for the 2022/2023 ski season.

What Is The Old Farmer’s Almanac?

In case you’ve never heard of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, or don’t know what an almanac is, we thought we’d give you a quick explanation. An almanac is “a book published every year that includes information for that year such as important days, times of the sun rising and going down, or changes in the moon”. It often also contains long-range general weather predictions and has been a useful tool for farmers for hundreds of years.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is one of the most popular and well-known publications and uses meteorological and astronomical data and a “secret” formula to help create its predictions for the weather. Founded by Robert B. Thomas, it is also the oldest almanac in the USA and has been in use since 1792. The Old Farmer’s Almanac also claims to have an average of 80% accuracy in its predictions, and while it doesn’t get it right every time, many farmers and agriculturists have found it helpful for planting and growing their crops. 

However, we’ve found that the Old Farmer’s Almanac is also great to help plan a ski trip, and doesn’t need to only be used for your home’s garden.

The cover of the Canadian Edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac for 2023, with a yellow background, old-faashioned illustrations and red accents, one of the oldest books used for predicting the weather.

What The Old Farmer’s Almanac Is Predicting For British Columbia For The 2022/2023 Winter Season

If you don’t have a copy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, you might not have seen what’s coming for the ski season. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In general, the long-range forecast for BC is shaping up to be great for skiers and snowboarders. For Southern British Columbia (where Big White Ski Resort is located) it’s looking like a cooler start to the season. Mid-November and most of December will be the coolest times for the ski season and will have a slightly above normal than average precipitation for the year (Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition 2023 p 218). 

An overview bar graphic of Southern British Columbia's predicted precipitation and temperatures for the 2023 season, from the Old Farmer's Almanac Canadian Edition, perfect for predicting the ski season's weather for Big White Ski Resorts.
A general bar graphic from the Old Farmer’s Almanac 2023 Canadian Edition to give you a rough idea of the coming season in Southern British Columbia.

Weather Forecast Predictions For The Most Popular Months To Visit Big White Ski Resort

The snowiest part of the season is predicted to be in late November and in early and late December. There will also be another snowy period in late January (p 218). In November, it’s predicted to be about 1℃ below average with above-average precipitation of 190mm. December is also looking cooler than in past years, with higher precipitation than usual. January will be average in temperature and precipitation compared to previous years. February is predicted to be a bit warmer (1℃ above average) with less precipitation than usual. Note that these are average temperature and precipitation predictions across Southern British Columbia. Big White Ski Resort is generally much cooler during the winter season. 

If you’re looking for lots of snow and cooler temperatures for your trip, December will be the coldest month. It will also have a slightly above average snowfall than in previous years. But if you want our champagne powder snow at a warmer time, January is also predicted to be a great month for skiing.

Of course, Big White Ski Resort is an excellent place to visit throughout most of the ski season. We get an average of 7.5 metres of champagne powder snow annually!

The outside of White Caviar, a luxurious ski mountain vacation rental with wooden and stone accents and covered in snow, with skiers going by on a snowy sunny day, one of Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals' units on Big White Ski Resort.
White Caviar is one of Luxury Mountain Vacation Rental’s best units for ski-in/ski-out access to take advantage of the ski season.

Booking Your Ski Trip To Big White Ski Resort This 2022/2023 Ski Season With Luxury Mountain Vacation Rentals

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has spoken, and it’s looking like another great forecast for the 2022/2023 ski season. As one of Canada’s top ski resorts, Big White Ski Resort is the ultimate destination for a ski vacation. With the 2022/2023 ski season at Big White Ski Resort coming fast, it’s time to prepare for your ski trip. If you need more advice for planning your trip, check out our trip planning blog or contact us for local, on-the-mountain expert information. 

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