Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 4 am21 Feb 2017 (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 Thu afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Tue afternoon, min -20°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue night, light winds from the WNW by Thu night).

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Sun afternoon, min -23°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.
Tuesday 21Wednesday 22Thursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sunday 26
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partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 WSW20
25 SW25
35 WSW35
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
25 SW25
30 W30
25 WNW25
15 WSW15
20 W20
25 W25
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
20 W20
30 W30
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
20 SW20
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Snow cm
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max°C
Max °C
-4-3-5-5-5-9-13-14-16-18-17-20-15-12-14-10-7-9
min°C
Min °C
-7-4-6-7-6-12-14-15-20-20-18-23-21-13-18-14-8-9
chill°C
WChill°C
-13-11-14-15-14-22-25-25-28-28-29-33-31-22-29-23-15-16
Humid.%868588778281828995858392818796929497
Freezing level (m)29502900265027002650170014001250700800750012501500950190024002000
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46--6:43--6:43--
Sunset-5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:53-

Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (8) / good piste (23)

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.

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