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Weather Forecast for El Colorado at 3480 m altitude

issued: 8pm 28 Mar 2015 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 El Colorado Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 2.0mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Sun morning, min 1°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 El Colorado Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Wed afternoon, min 4°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
Sat Sunday 29 Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Fri
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
 
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
5 NE5
5 NNE5
10 W10
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 W15
5 E5
5 NE5
15 W15
5 NNW5
5 N5
10 WSW10
0 NNE0
5 NNW5
15 W15
5 N5
0 NE0
10 W10
Summary clear clear clear clear some clouds rain shwrs snow shwrs clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear some clouds
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T santiago snow sum29.cc23
T santiago snow sum30.cc23
T santiago snow sum31.cc23
T santiago snow sum01.cc23
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Snow cm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rain mm - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C 4 6 6 3 2 3 1 6 6 5 6 7 6 6 7 4 5 6
Min °C 3 5 5 1 1 2 1 2 6 4 4 6 5 5 5 4 4 5
WChill °C 3 5 2 -3 -3 -2 1 0 3 4 3 4 5 5 2 4 4 3
Rel. hum. % 33 27 35 42 35 40 41 17 18 17 13 15 9 17 23 23 21 33
Freezing level (m) 4200 4200 4400 3950 3650 3850 3650 3850 4350 4200 4150 4450 4400 4200 4350 4100 4050 4300
El Colorado freezing level scale
snowy slope El Colorado freezing level
Sunrise - 7:50 - - 7:50 - - 7:52 - - 7:52 - - 7:52 - - 7:54 -
Sunset - - 19:39 - - 19:38 - - 19:37 - - 19:36 - - 19:35 - - 19:32
The above table gives the weather forecast for El Colorado at the specific elevation of 3480 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of El Colorado. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Chile. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of El Colorado


David Owen from Argentina writes:

El Colorado offers a bit for everyone. The front side has good groomed runs for beginners to experts and also hosts the best terrain park in Chile with over 40 features. There is also a 250 meter boarder cross course.
For me the best part of El Colorado is the east side of the cone. Steep off-piste powder runs and access to some of the best slack country terrain in the Andes; the road runs of Santa Teresita. Steep bowls, cliffs, and chutes that funnel down to the road the connects Valle Nevado resort and the Farellones village. Be sure you have an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe, and of course backcountry knowledge as this zone is not controlled. Ideally ski this terrain with a certified guided that knows the terrain. You can get easily cliffed out if you don't know where you are going. The terrain is amazing and with a vehicle you can run laps here all day.
If you prefer lift access terrain, the Cono Este and La Copa zone generally has the best snow on the mountain. New for 2012, El Colorado is expanding their terrain in this area with the new Los Pioneros surface lift, reaching the upper portion of the Valley Olympico. After a storm it can take until mid morning or noon before they open this zone, so do some warm up laps on the front side.
They are investing into the base area too with new parking lots, a big Juan Valdez Cafe, and more places to grab lunch. El Mirador is a great place to grab a apres drink and mix with the locals before your sunset descent back to Farellones.

David Owen
PowderQuest Tours

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