Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Heavenly at 2535 m altitude issued: 4 am26 Oct 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 42.0mm), heaviest during Thu night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed afternoon, min 3°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Thu night).

Days 4-6 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Mild at first with light rain (total 2.0mm) on Sat night followed by colder weather and light fall of snow, heaviest on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Sat afternoon, min -3°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the SW on Sun afternoon, light winds from the WSW by Mon morning).
Wednesday 26Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
45 SSW45
35 S35
50 SSW50
50 SW50
45 SW45
10 SSE10
45 SSW45
40 SW40
45 SSW45
40 SSW40
50 SSW50
65 SSW65
70 SSW70
60 SW60
35 WSW35
10 S10
15 SSW15
30 SSW30
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Snow map
T ncal snow sum26.cc23
T ncal snow sum27.cc23
T ncal snow sum28.cc23
T ncal snow sum29.cc23
T ncal snow sum30.cc23
T ncal snow sum31.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)365039003650370036503550310030503050305032002900260022002100290029502650
Heavenly freezing level scale
snowy slopeHeavenly freezing level

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

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.

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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:
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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