The Coast Mountains around Squamish receive some of the highest precipitation in North America, due to the moist air and storms off of the pacific ocean.
Precipitation falls heavier in the winter months from November to April, The best part of this is powder at higher elevations!
The temperature between the lowland coastal areas and the high alpine is usually in opposite, with warmer and mild winters experienced in Squamish, while elevations above the treeline remain below freezing in the winter months. It is important to keep an eye on the freezing level, as this fluctuates frequently across different elevations. Extremely cold temperatures do occur but are rare in the coastal mountains.