Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 5 pm29 Sep 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 17.0mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Thu afternoon, min 2°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 2.0mm) on Sun afternoon. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min -8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.
ThuFriday 30Saturday 1Sunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4Wed
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light rain
snow showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
snow showers
moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 SW10
5 SW5
5 SW5
10 WNW10
5 SSW5
5 SW5
15 W15
10 SW10
5 SW5
10 SW10
10 SSW10
10 S10
20 SW20
0 SE0
20 WNW20
20 W20
15 WNW15
10 W10
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
32-54-3--1--1-----
max°C
Max °C
96795796810678-1-6-5-5-4
min°C
Min °C
8237347239135-8-8-6-5-5
chill°C
WChill°C
8015235-128-312-14-15-13-11-9
Humid.%497681497574396564285454248996979493
Freezing level (m)475041504000470042004050470041004050475039003900445031002250255026502600
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05
Sunset6:49--6:47--6:45--6:45--6:43--6:40--

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 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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