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Weather Forecast for Heavenly at 2535 m altitude

issued: 10pm 19 Oct 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Heavenly Weather Summary:

Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min 0°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Mon night, calm by Tue afternoon).

Days 4-6 Heavenly Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Thu afternoon, min -1°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SW on Wed night, near gales from the SSW by Fri night).
Sun Monday 20 Tuesday 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Sat
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Wind (km/h)
30 SSW30
30 SSW30
35 SSW35
40 SW40
10 WSW10
5 SW5
20 WSW20
15 SW15
20 SW20
35 SW35
35 SW35
35 SW35
35 SSW35
35 SSW35
55 SW55
55 SSW55
35 SW35
30 SW30
Summary clear clear clear snow shwrs clear clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds clear some clouds some clouds clear clear snow shwrs light snow clear
Snow map
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Snow cm - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 -
Rain mm - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C 9 8 8 3 4 6 6 9 10 8 8 9 6 8 9 3 -1 0
Min °C 7 6 6 0 1 6 5 6 9 6 6 8 6 6 6 1 -1 -1
WChill °C 3 1 1 -7 -3 5 3 3 6 1 1 3 1 1 0 -7 -9 -8
Rel. hum. % 36 37 60 54 24 32 36 31 31 31 32 36 34 22 38 80 77 73
Freezing level (m) 3950 3550 3250 2450 3050 3350 3650 3850 3950 3850 3700 3650 3750 3750 3300 2700 2400 2400
Heavenly freezing level scale
snowy slope Heavenly freezing level
Sunrise - 7:13 - - 7:15 - - 7:16 - - 7:16 - - 7:18 - - 7:18 -
Sunset - - 18:13 - - 18:12 - - 18:10 - - 18:08 - - 18:07 - - 18:07

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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.

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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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