El Fraile snow report:

The El Fraile snow report is: 0 out of 2 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 11cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 54 hours between Thursday 11 of August at 8AM and Saturday 13 of August at 2PM -04 at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
11cm
Sat 13 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Fri 12 Aug (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

El Fraile snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

El Fraile resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for El Fraile brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest El Fraile snow report shown below was updated on 13 Aug 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 El Fraile.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Jul 29
1cm
Aug 04
1cm
Aug 11
7cm
Aug 12

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
18cm Sun 14 Aug (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
18cm Sun 14 Aug (PM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

El Fraile snow conditions

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  • 3
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  • 0
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Latest snow reports near El Fraile:

  • 3 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light rain reported from Coyhaique/Tenien Airport at 98 metres elevation 7 kms N of El Fraile but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from El Fraile

  • 12 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Moderate snow reported from Coyhaique/Tenien Airport at 98 metres elevation 7 kms N of El Fraile Ski Resort from El Fraile

El Fraile Snow Depths:

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

Snow reports for resorts near El Fraile

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

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Notes on the El Fraile Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of El Fraile weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at El Fraile, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at El Fraile. 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, El Fraile snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the El Fraile snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the El Fraile 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 El Fraile 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 El Fraile, study the El Fraile piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the El Fraile snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for El Fraile 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 El Fraile (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "El Fraile Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the El Fraile 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.