Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 10 am18 Dec 2017 (local time)
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

UsVail

Use the buttons below to tell us…

Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Tue afternoon, min -7°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -8°C on Thu morning, min -27°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 18Tuesday 19Wednesday 20Thursday 21Friday 22Saturday 23
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 W5
0 W0
5 SSE5
5 WSW5
5 SW5
10 SSW10
15 WSW15
10 WSW10
10 S10
10 ENE10
5 N5
5 WSW5
10 WSW10
10 WSW10
5 SSW5
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
5 SW5
Summary
some clouds
clear
some clouds
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
light snow
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
snow shwrs
light snow
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Snow map
More
T col snow sum18.cc23
T col snow sum19.cc23
T col snow sum20.cc23
T col snow sum21.cc23
T col snow sum22.cc23
T col snow sum23.cc23
cm
Snow cm
--------2741-25321
mm
Rain mm
------------------
max°C
Max °C
-3-2-4-20-3-10-5-8-11-14-12-12-15-17-19-25
min°C
Min °C
-7-3-5-6-2-5-5-3-6-11-12-17-17-12-17-18-22-27
chill°C
WChill°C
-11-3-5-6-4-10-9-7-6-16-16-22-23-18-22-26-30-33
Humid.%415268576163385376908496608297938894
Freezing level (m)250025002150270026502200290025502200135012005501150105040030000
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--
Sunset-4:43--4:43--4:44--4:44--4:45--4:45-

Our Partner Deals in Vail

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

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

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.

Read 14 more reviews of Vail or submit your own

Free Snow-Forecast.com weather widget for your website

The Vail skiing weather widget below is available to embed on external websites free of charge. It provides a daily summary of our Vail snow forecast and current weather conditions. Simply go to the feed configuration page and follow the 3 simple steps to grab the custom html code snippet and paste it into your own site. You can choose the snow forecast elevation (summit, mid-mountain or bottom lift) and metric/imperial units for the snow forecast feed to suit your own website…. Click here to get the code.