Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Heavenly at 2535 m altitude issued: 9 pm04 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Sun night, min -7°C on Tue afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Sun night, light winds from the WNW by Tue night).

Days 4-6 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Mild at first with light rain (total 8.0mm) on Thu night followed by colder weather and light fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Thu morning, min 0°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WSW on Fri afternoon, moderate winds from the W by Sat afternoon).
SunMonday 5Tuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Sat
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
rain showers
rain showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
40 WNW40
35 WNW35
35 WNW35
40 W40
45 W45
40 W40
10 WNW10
15 W15
30 WSW30
50 WSW50
55 WSW55
65 WSW65
60 WSW60
70 WSW70
80 WSW80
45 WSW45
40 W40
35 W35
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Snow cm
---------31----422
mm
Rain mm
----------1151----
max°C
Max °C
00-1-3-5-6-4-3-1133322211
min°C
Min °C
-10-2-5-6-7-6-3-2022222111
chill°C
WChill°C
-9-7-10-15-16-15-11-8-9-8-6-6-6-7-7-7-6-5
Humid.%361623344344353685919389929189938983
Freezing level (m)245024502350170017501650140015502150255028503100315028502850270027502650
Heavenly freezing level scale
snowy slopeHeavenly freezing level
Sunrise-7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07-
Sunset--4:37--4:37--4:37--4:37--4:37--4:37

Other resorts in USA - California are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (7)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Heavenly at the specific elevation of 2535 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Heavenly. 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 United States.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Heavenly

Smitty from Germany writes:

Just returned from a week long visit ending Friday 25 Mar 2011. I can't remember nicer snow conditions than what I encountered early in the week. By mid-day Wednesday, though, a bad weather system made the skiing all but impossible. The early week snow was fantastic, and I did enjoy myself.

Now for the criticism:

I've been skiing in the Austrian Alps for the past few years, and I think Heavenly leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, there are some great views of the Lake, and the High Desert in Nevada, but I don't go skiing for the view. I'm a fairly advanced skier, and found no truly challenging runs other than perhaps one or two of the bigger bowls, only then because my slim-ish Fischer Progressor skis weren't designed for the knee high powder I encountered there.

The real problem with Heavenly is that it is too small, though. A competent skier could, assuming no lift lines, ski every run before lunch. Getting to Heavenly is basically a whole days travel from almost anywhere further than Sacramento or Reno. So, spending a long weekend is a minimum to make the trip worthwhile. Heavenly's small size is an issue for sure. Compare Heavenly piste map with a few of the available resorts in Europe and you'll see what I mean. These maps are on a much larger scale than the Heavenly map.

try snow-forecast dot com:
/resorts/St-Anton/pistemap_full
/pistemaps/Avoriaz/pistemap.jpg
/resorts/Scheffau/pistemap_full
to see some big ski arenas.

Heavenly's management should be ashamed at the archaic lifts, half of which can only carry three or fewer people. This makes the lines significantly longer than they should be. Also, what's the deal with the staff at the gondola ? They seem incapable of putting more than four skiers in a single car, and also seem to think we're too stupid to put our own skis in the ski rack. This makes the morning queue a painful experience.

All in all, I'm surprised at how poor value Heavenly is: $75 per day (unless you have a long term season ticket) is almost twice the price of a typical French, Austrian or Italian resort. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Heavenly, it's a nice place, but it ain't that great.

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