Is Caviahue snowsure?

The snowiest week in Caviahue is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.8 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)
June22cm2.4 days
July26cm3.0 days
August33cm3.4 days
September10cm2.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Caviahue during September (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of September for Caviahue is 7 cm. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week. Caviahue typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1846m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2405m) is slightly above the mid altitude of Caviahue. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Caviahue at the end of September with a rainy day during this week of September occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Caviahue during week four of September with average maximum temperature 2.3°C and minimum temperature 0.8°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are unusual, occuring this week on average one year in 0


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Caviahue


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
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 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 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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

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 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
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.