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Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 11 pm18 Aug 2017 (local time)
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 21.0mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.
FriSaturday 19Sunday 20Monday 21Tuesday 22Wednesday 23Thu
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 SSE5
5 SW5
25 WNW25
5 SSE5
0 SSW0
10 NW10
10 SSE10
5 NNE5
10 NNW10
10 SSE10
5 SE5
5 SSW5
10 SSE10
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
10 SE10
5 S5
0 NW0
Summary
clear
clear
some clouds
rain shwrs
clear
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
clear
rain shwrs
some clouds
rain shwrs
risk thun- der
rain shwrs
clear
some clouds
some clouds
rain shwrs
mod. rain
Snow map
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T col snow sum20.cc23
T col snow sum21.cc23
T col snow sum22.cc23
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cm
Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
---2-12-1-154---110
max°C
Max °C
141718131718131718131717121718131614
min°C
Min °C
10131710131791316101314101317111311
chill°C
WChill°C
9131691317913169131491317101310
Humid.%453727463625624728635341785730605254
Freezing level (m)475048005150465048005150470047505200470048005150465048505300480048505000
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise-6:20--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:26-
Sunset--7:55--7:53--7:52--7:51--7:50--7:49

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

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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