What’s the weather like in Whistler in January?The Whistler weather in January has a large amount of snowfall, cold and crisp conditions but good sunshine on the peaks. That’s perfect for a fun skiing holiday at one of Canada’s top winter sports resorts.
Geographical influencesThe climate around Whistler, and the Blackcomb resort, is not quite as cold as somewhere like Banff in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Whistler’s close to the Pacific Ocean and nestled in the pretty Coast Mountains. Here the sea air helps to keep temperatures higher in winter months like January, but levels dip by six or seven degrees on higher ground.
AveragesThe weather in Whistler in January sees an average daytime high of just -3°C, falling to -8°C on the very coldest days. The night time can be even lower. The temperature’s cold but you’ll see some sunshine in January, with a superb four hours on average each day from nine hours of daylight. The sun doesn’t set until 5pm at the end of the month. The rainfall average is over 100mm although much of this will be wintery showers. The humidity’s 92% in January.