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How cold is cold

Sydney, Australia
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45 posts
18 reviews
How cold is cold

Im just trying to imagine the weather at bw atm. We will arrive in a couple of days currently in vancouver. Should we add to our layers of the following....

Thermals, thin merino jumpet, fleece, feather vest and ski jacket? Bottoms thermals and ski pants?

Will this be enough warmth? Shall we buy anything else from vancouver before we arrive?


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Vancouver, Canada
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15,245 posts
65 reviews
1. Re: How cold is cold

You're not going to the Arctic! :-)

It's a lot drier there than at the coast.

It'll be single digits below zero during the day.

You should be fine without the 14 layers!

Kelowna, Canada
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for Kelowna
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596 posts
3 reviews
2. Re: How cold is cold

At the moment -22 with wind from the north. Expecting sunny breaks over the next few days and warming trend to about a high of -10 Have fun.

Calgary, Canada
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2,607 posts
112 reviews
3. Re: How cold is cold

It appears you are dressed warm enough even for the East Rockies. Big White is "usually" much warmer then what we see in Kickinghorse and Lake Louise. It has been quite cold in ALL of western Canada lately though, but what you are bringing will be very adequate.

Vancouver, Canada
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6 posts
2 reviews
4. Re: How cold is cold

We went up in december 2016 and it was between -25 to -30, but it didn't really feel that cold to be honest.

a -5 in Vancouver feels colder because its wet air, but the air in big white is very dry so it was manageable. once your skiing on the hill you are almost tempted to take off a layer or two!

Vancouver, Canada
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15,245 posts
65 reviews
5. Re: How cold is cold

amirb.......the Original Poster is long gone.

They visited last January.

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