Chapelco snow report:

The Chapelco snow report is: 11 out of 13 Lifts open. 20 of 45 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 3cm (1.2 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Sunday 25 of September at 9PM and Monday 26 of September at 3PM -03 at the mid mountain level Chapelco Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sat 17 Sep (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Chapelco snow depths: updated 01 October 2022

Upper snow depth:
120cm
Lower snow depth:Snow RadarTell us

Chapelco resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Chapelco brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Chapelco snow report shown below was updated on 1 Oct 2022. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Chapelco.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Sep 16
5cm
Sep 17
1cm
Sep 22
2cm
Sep 26

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Spring snow
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
5cm Thu 06 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Thu 06 Oct (AM)
Lifts open:
11 out of 13
Resort runs:

Chapelco snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 1
    Powder days
  • 5
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Chapelco:

No recent snow reports

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Chapelco Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Chapelco 2022. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Chapelco

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Chapelco using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Issued: yesterday 771km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 845km  away
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
200cm
39cm
Upper
Lower
70cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
70cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
100cm
20cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
5 days ago
Amount:
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2cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
6 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
17cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
11cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
9cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
4cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
5cm
0cm
Weather
Sun
part cloud
Mon
rain showers
Tue
light rain
Mid station 1290m
Sun
clear
Mon
cloud
Tue
cloud
Mid station 3264m
Sun
clear
Mon
cloud
Tue
cloud
Mid station 3184m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
part cloud
Mid station 3215m
Sun
clear
Mon
cloud
Tue
cloud
Mid station 580m

Notes on the Chapelco Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Chapelco. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Chapelco piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Chapelco snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Chapelco, the Chapelco weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Chapelco weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Chapelco, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Chapelco. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Chapelco snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Chapelco snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Chapelco snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Chapelco snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Chapelco, study the Chapelco piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Chapelco snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Chapelco on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Chapelco (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Chapelco Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Chapelco snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.