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Is Chapelco snowsure?

The snowiest week in Chapelco is week 3 of August. There are typically 4.1 snowy days during this week with 34cm of snowfall. Check out the Chapelco 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 Chapelco

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June17cm3.1 days
July24cm3.7 days
August29cm4.1 days
September9cm2.4 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Chapelco during July (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of July for Chapelco is 28 cm. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week. Chapelco prevailing weather and snow conditions during the second week of July at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1616m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (1685m) is very near the mid altitude of Chapelco. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Chapelco in the middle of July. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 28cm. Temperatures should generally remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Chapelco during week two of July is -0.2°C while the average minimum temperature is just -1.4°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mainly light winds (average 25km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but bluebird days that don't have new snow occur on average one day during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Chapelco

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Chapelco 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.