Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Heavenly at 2535 m altitude issued: 9 am19 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski USA - California

Heavenly Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Heavenly Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Sat night, min -9°C on Fri night). Mainly stormy winds.

Days 4-6 Heavenly Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Sun afternoon, min -11°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (gales from the SW on Sun morning, calm by Mon night).
Thursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21Sunday 22Monday 23Tuesday 24
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light snow
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
35 WSW35
35 WSW35
50 SW50
60 SW60
55 WSW55
45 WSW45
40 W40
45 WSW45
75 SW75
70 SW70
65 SW65
50 WSW50
35 WSW35
40 WSW40
35 WSW35
10 NE10
15 NE15
15 N15
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-7-7-5-6-7-8-7-5-3-5-4-9-10-9-9-8-7-7
min°C
Min °C
-7-7-6-6-8-9-8-5-4-5-7-11-11-10-9-9-8-7
chill°C
WChill°C
-16-16-15-17-19-20-18-15-13-16-19-21-22-21-20-15-15-12
Humid.%888889979693865897959596848883815528
Freezing level (m)160016501600165016001300150015001900185020001250105012001250120013501200
Heavenly freezing level scale
snowy slopeHeavenly freezing level
Sunrise7:15--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11--
Sunset-5:05--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:09--5:10-

Other resorts in USA - California are reporting: powder (9) / good piste (17)

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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