Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 10 am07 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Fri afternoon, min -24°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -8°C on Sat morning, min -17°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Sat afternoon, light winds from the W by Sun afternoon).
Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12
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light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
25 W25
20 WNW20
15 WSW15
15 W15
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
45 W45
45 W45
20 W20
20 W20
15 W15
20 W20
35 W35
20 W20
20 WSW20
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Snow cm
12---7711344216221
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max°C
Max °C
-20-19-23-16-14-11-8-7-10-8-9-12-15-13-13-10-10-12
min°C
Min °C
-21-20-24-22-15-15-11-9-11-10-10-17-17-15-16-12-12-14
chill°C
WChill°C
-32-31-34-31-23-23-18-16-18-19-21-27-27-23-24-21-21-22
Humid.%838884809597959393929298889191909295
Freezing level (m)350009001050145022002050165023001900700115010001250195016001250
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snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:16--
Sunset-4:40--4:40--4:40--4:40--4:40--4:40-

Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (14) / good piste (18)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Vail at the specific elevation of 3498 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

heavy winter from United States writes:

Vail wasn't built by Texans. Not the ski area or the village.

Vail is good for a lot of people. Try to avoid skiing there on weekends as it can get crowded, especially on a powder day. Nearby Beaver Creek provides a nice alternative for destination guests on Saturdays and Sundays. True experts won't be happy in Vail, but family groups with diverse ages and abilities, and those who like to cruise will.

If you are an expert and find yourself there with a family or larger group, there's decent backcountry skiing adjacent to the resort, including the euro-style Minturn Mile off the west side of the mountain down to the town of Minturn and cold beers at The Saloon (check the local bus schedule for a ride back to town or have someone pick you up).

And if you're a true hardcore, day tours into the committed, steep and rowdy Gore Range across from the mountain await. Avalanche gear, technical route finding ability and solid partners are essential in this regard. There's good access, including parking, from several hiking trailheads in the East Vail part of town.

On a final note, I'm glad a reviewer from Italy liked Vail, but the interconnected ski areas in Europe (St. Anton, AT; St. Moritz, CH and Alagna, IT actually offer a lot more terrain than Vail, with much more variety including easier access to off-piste expert skiing than Vail. Vail is great, but Europe is better.

[note from editor: names of other reviewers are not included in submissions]

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