What’s the weather like in Banff in December?Just as you’d expect at this top-class ski resort in Canada’s beautiful Banff National Park, the conditions are very cold and crisp this month. Along with January, the Banff weather in December sees temperatures well below freezing here in the Rocky Mountains, but with decent sunshine to make your skiing days very pleasant.
Geographical influencesBanff is found in Alberta’s picturesque National Park region, in the south west of Canada. The surrounding hills of Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Cascade Mountain and Mount Norquay have the highest snowfall levels all year in December and temperatures drop the higher you reach. Conditions can change quickly too, from sunny spells to wintery downpours.
AveragesThe weather in Banff in December produces an average daytime high temperature of -4°C. Don’t be surprised if this drops to around -10°C on even colder days, with a wind speed of 9mph making it feel very crisp. That’s quite normal for such high ground in the Rocky Mountains. The sunshine still breaks through the mountains and lights the ski runs. You can expect around four hours each day from eight hours of daylight. The sun will rise at 8.30am and sets at just after 4.30pm during December. The humidity should measure around 88% and about ten days, on average, will have some wintery showers.