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Weather Forecast for Heavenly at 2535 m altitude

issued: 3pm 27 Feb 2015 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Heavenly Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Fri afternoon, min -7°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat morning).

Days 4-6 Heavenly Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Thu morning, min -5°C on Mon afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Fri Saturday 28 Sunday 1 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thu
PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM
 
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
clear
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Wind (km/h)
40 WSW40
10 WNW10
5 NW5
15 NE15
25 ENE25
20 E20
15 ENE15
10 SSE10
15 W15
10 N10
15 NNW15
15 N15
10 NW10
15 NE15
10 ENE10
5 SW5
10 WSW10
10 SSW10
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Snow cm 1 10 3 4 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C -4 -5 -6 -5 -6 -6 -6 -5 -5 -4 -3 -2 -2 -2 1 1 1 3
Min °C -4 -7 -6 -6 -7 -7 -6 -6 -6 -5 -5 -2 -2 -3 -1 1 1 2
WChill °C -13 -11 -8 -13 -15 -14 -12 -12 -11 -11 -10 -7 -5 -8 -5 1 -2 -1
Rel. hum. % 85 93 85 86 92 90 85 51 88 88 63 17 57 27 23 28 24 16
Freezing level (m) 2050 1700 1700 1900 1600 1600 1750 1650 1850 2000 1850 2150 2350 2050 2350 2750 2750 2850
Heavenly freezing level scale
snowy slope Heavenly freezing level
Sunrise - - 6:33 - - 6:31 - - 6:30 - - 6:28 - - 6:26 - - 6:26
Sunset 17:50 - - 17:51 - - 17:52 - - 17:52 - - 17:53 - - 17:54 - -
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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