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El Colorado Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for El Colorado at 3480 m altitude issued: 7 pm01 Aug 2015 (local time)  
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El Colorado Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 El Colorado Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue afternoon, min -9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 El Colorado Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Tue night, min -8°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Wed night, light winds from the NNW by Thu night).
SatSunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4Wednesday 5Thursday 6Fri
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Wind (km/h)
25 NW25
25 NW25
25 NW25
10 N10
15 N15
15 NNW15
20 N20
10 NNW10
15 N15
25 NNW25
30 NNW30
35 NW35
40 NW40
30 WNW30
20 WNW20
25 NW25
30 NW30
30 NW30
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Snow map
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Snow cm
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Freezing level (m)220025002400240031003300305033003600345029502600225023502600260026502450
El Colorado freezing level scale
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Eyeball surf report
  1. Logo (1)Base Camp Farellones A dusting of snow has improved the pistes. Cloudy this morning, clearing later.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Valle Nevado.
  3. eyeball reporterMember Report: For La Parva: Not much wind here, just a light breeze. About freezing. No new snow. Only some lifts are open. Icy pistes. Off piste there is not enough snow for skiing.
  4. eyeball reporterMember Report: Snow falling heavily in Valle Nevado.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing steadily in Valle Nevado.

Other resorts in Chile are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (2)

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.

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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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