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Is Cerro Catedral snowsure?

The snowiest week in Cerro Catedral is week 3 of August. There are typically 4.8 snowy days during this week with 44cm of snowfall. Check out the Cerro Catedral Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Cerro Catedral

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June26cm3.9 days
July31cm4.4 days
August41cm4.6 days
September13cm3.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Cerro Catedral during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Cerro Catedral is 35 cm. There are typically 4.6 snowy days during this week. Cerro Catedral typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1656m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1486m) is very near the middle elevation of Cerro Catedral. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Cerro Catedral in the middle of August. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but rain is also known at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 7 years during this week of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 35cm. Temperatures should mostly hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the middle elevation in Cerro Catedral during week two of August is -1.5°C while the average minimum temperature is only -2.8°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 21km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one or two days during this week while fresh snow days that don't have cold, sunny and calm conditions also happen on average two days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Cerro Catedral and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Cerro Catedral and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Cerro Catedral are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Cerro Catedral and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Cerro Catedral are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Cerro Catedral and (2007 – 2018)

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Average temperature
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Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Cerro Catedral are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.