Is Los Penitentes snowsure?

The snowiest week in Los Penitentes is week 3 of August. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Los Penitentes 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 Los Penitentes

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June17cm1.9 days
July14cm2.0 days
August14cm2.2 days
September8cm1.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Los Penitentes during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Los Penitentes is 0 cm. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week. Los Penitentes normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2887m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (4191m) is far above the middle elevation of Los Penitentes. Snowfall is extemely unlikely in Los Penitentes at the end of March but on average there is one wet day this week every year. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the middle elevation in Los Penitentes during week four of March with the average afternoon temperature 10.2°C and the minimum temperature 8.0°C. Reliably sunny. On average, only one or two days each week are overcast and the rest have at least some sun. Generally light winds (average 8km/h).

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Los Penitentes and (2007 – 2022).


Los Penitentes

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Los Penitentes and (2007 – 2022)


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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Los Penitentes 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 Los Penitentes and (2007 – 2022)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Los Penitentes 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 Los Penitentes and (2007 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Los Penitentes 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.