Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 4 am16 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Mon afternoon, min -12°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sat night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Thu afternoon, min -16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 16Tuesday 17Wednesday 18Thursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 NE5
5 NNE5
5 SSE5
5 E5
0 NE0
5 SE5
5 ENE5
5 NNE5
5 S5
5 SSW5
10 SW10
10 SSE10
0 WSW0
10 W10
10 SSW10
5 SSW5
5 WSW5
10 NW10
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T col snow sum17.cc23
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Snow cm
111--------512--16
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-9-7-8-8-7-9-9-7-9-7-5-9-11-10-13-13-12-14
min°C
Min °C
-11-8-10-10-8-12-12-8-10-9-7-11-12-11-16-14-13-16
chill°C
WChill°C
-15-12-10-13-8-12-16-8-10-13-11-16-12-16-22-20-17-23
Humid.%959884849064747655728690959085929895
Freezing level (m)20502250190021502200155020502200175023502300185019001850900165016501200
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-

Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (6) / good piste (24)

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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