Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 4 pm09 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Sat morning, min -11°C on Sun afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Tue night, min -14°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed morning, light winds from the SW by Wed night).
FriSaturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12Tuesday 13Wednesday 14Thu
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 SW10
15 SSW15
15 SW15
15 SW15
15 WSW15
25 WSW25
15 SW15
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
15 SW15
10 SSW10
10 SW10
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
30 W30
15 W15
5 SSW5
10 WSW10
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cm
Snow cm
3--3133-1--81192081061
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-5-8-3-3-3-7-8-9-8-8-9-7-5-4-4-6-9-11
min°C
Min °C
-6-8-7-3-4-8-11-11-11-9-10-9-5-7-4-7-14-14
chill°C
WChill°C
-11-14-12-9-10-16-18-18-18-16-16-14-10-11-12-13-19-19
Humid.%959480969890949385889897989897979895
Freezing level (m)19501600255025502550180011001550170015001400200021502250235019509001250
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18
Sunset4:40--4:40--4:40--4:40--4:40--4:42--

Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (15) / good piste (20)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Vail at the specific elevation of 2986 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Vail. 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 Vail

SnowSki from New Zealand writes:

Anyone who says this mountain does not have anything for experts just doesn't know the mountain. It is a large cascading mountain range, as apposed to one mountain, making it difficult for first timers, and even less imaginative 2nd or 3rd timers to find the best lines. But this means these lines can remain untracked most of the day on powder days, unlike what one of the other reviewers said you will not get "only one powder run." Yes, the very most obvious runs will get tracked first but being an immense ski field, if you know what you are doing, you can ski powder all day.

While it is true mountains such as Alta, Jackson Hole, and some European areas have more easily accessible steeps, Europe does not have the same snow quality, and the Utah fields do not have the same diversity and size. I actually found Jackson Hole to be more crowded and the powder there much more quickly tracked, we were forced to hike there with a few hours as just about every person who is there is looking for steep powder lines, and aggressively. At least 50% of Vail patrons are families, maybe more, making it very easy to slip off into the advanced areas and be amongst the powder with a very laxed vibe compared to "powder hound" resorts such as Jackson.

The only resort I have found that I believe is superior all round to Vail in Northern America is BC's Revelstoke, and I have had 'em all good from Canada right through the Cascades and the Rockies. Europe is sick on its day, but the powder is not as light as the Rockies, and is much more avalanche prone if you go off-piste.

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