Is Caviahue snowsure?

The snowiest week in Caviahue is week 3 of August. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 39cm of snowfall. Check out the Caviahue 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 Caviahue

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June30cm2.7 days
July31cm3.0 days
August33cm3.2 days
September13cm2.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Caviahue during August (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of August for Caviahue is 39 cm. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week. Caviahue normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1846m, based on historical averages over the last 14 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (1959m) is similar to the middle elevation of Caviahue. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Caviahue in the middle of August but rain is just possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 39cm. Daytime temperatures at the middle elevation in Caviahue during week three of August usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.4°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -1.2°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly 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 per week. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not coincide with ideal conditions also occur on average two days during this week each year.

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Caviahue and (2007 – 2022).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Caviahue and (2007 – 2022)


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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Caviahue 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 Caviahue and (2007 – 2022)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Caviahue 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 Caviahue and (2007 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Caviahue 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.