Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Heavenly at 2535 m altitude issued: 4 pm04 May 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 38.0mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Thu night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Wed afternoon, min 1°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 14.0mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Mon afternoon, min 3°C on Sat afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
WedThursday 5Friday 6Saturday 7Sunday 8Monday 9Tue
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rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
25 S25
10 ESE10
5 N5
15 W15
0 NE0
5 WSW5
5 NW5
10 N10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
15 N15
20 N20
15 NW15
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
15 WSW15
10 SSW10
10 SW10
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
874432234446878999
min°C
Min °C
854311223345766977
chill°C
WChill°C
434-111001011554755
Humid.%465770757380797078878884817050644946
Freezing level (m)350033003000305028502750285030503000310033003300360036503600375037503700
Heavenly freezing level scale
snowy slopeHeavenly freezing level
Sunrise--5:56--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50
Sunset7:55--7:55--7:57--7:58--7:59--8:00--

Other resorts in USA - California are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (2)

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:
/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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