Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 4 pm20 Jan 2018 (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 Sun morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat afternoon, min -19°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Thu afternoon, min -13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
SatSunday 21Monday 22Tuesday 23Wednesday 24Thursday 25Fri
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 SSW5
5 WNW5
15 NNW15
15 NNW15
5 SW5
5 WSW5
5 WSW5
10 SSW10
5 WSW5
5 WSW5
10 S10
5 SW5
5 SW5
10 SSE10
10 S10
5 SSE5
10 SSE10
10 W10
Summary
snow shwrs
heavy snow
heavy snow
mod. snow
light snow
some clouds
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
some clouds
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
some clouds
clear
light snow
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T col snow sum22.cc23
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cm
Snow cm
-131663------------2
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
2-3-8-10-13-11-8-12-9-7-12-4-2-701-6-9
min°C
Min °C
-1-7-9-11-19-18-10-15-14-8-13-11-3-7-7-1-9-10
chill°C
WChill°C
-4-11-15-18-25-24-14-20-19-11-18-16-6-12-12-4-15-13
Humid.%719898969763768275855645653947595085
Freezing level (m)290021501600130040013001400550165017007502300245016003000280015501600
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:18--7:18--7:18
Sunset5:10--5:12--5:13--5:14--5:15--5:15--
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Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (9) / good piste (25)

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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