Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 10 am16 Jan 2018 (local time)
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Thu afternoon, min -15°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Fri morning, min -19°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Fri night, calm by Sat night).
Tuesday 16Wednesday 17Thursday 18Friday 19Saturday 20Sunday 21
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 NW5
5 W5
5 SSW5
5 W5
5 NW5
5 WSW5
5 W5
10 WSW10
15 SW15
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
30 SW30
30 SW30
10 WSW10
5 WNW5
20 NW20
15 NW15
15 WSW15
Summary
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
clear
snow shwrs
light snow
mod. snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
some clouds
Snow map
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T col snow sum17.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-9-7-11-7-6-10-4-3-5-2-2-7-7-8-13-16-15-17
min°C
Min °C
-15-9-12-12-7-10-9-4-6-7-4-8-8-10-16-17-16-19
chill°C
WChill°C
-15-9-16-12-10-10-9-7-12-13-11-17-16-15-21-25-24-25
Humid.%354841466265566456546782799898818660
Freezing level (m)20002000135023502350160028502900245031002750220026002050115010501000700
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise7:24--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:20--
Sunset-5:06--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:10--5:12-
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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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