Chapelco Snow History

Is Chapelco snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Chapelco normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of August 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 mean freezing level (1775m) is close to the mid altitude of Chapelco. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Chapelco at the end of August but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of August every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 25cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Chapelco during week four of August usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.3°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -1.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 24km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h two days in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that don't have cold, sunny and calm conditions also occur on average one or two days during this week in any given year.

Chapelco Snow Conditions

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

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Chapelco

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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. 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.

Chapelco Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Chapelco (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
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  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Chapelco

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Chapelco Temperature

Average temperature in Chapelco (2007 – 2018)

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    Mountain
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    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Chapelco

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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 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.

Chapelco snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June17cm3.1 days
Snow in July24cm3.7 days
Snow in August29cm4.1 days
Snow in September9cm2.4 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data