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Is Los Penitentes snowsure?

The snowiest week in Los Penitentes is week 2 of July. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week with 25cm 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)
June15cm1.7 days
July13cm2.0 days
August16cm2.5 days
September8cm2.0 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of September for Los Penitentes is 4 cm. There are typically 1.6 snowy days during this week. Los Penitentes prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2887m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3127m) is very near the middle elevation of Los Penitentes. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Los Penitentes at the end of September with a 50% chance that one day will be rainy during this week of September. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Daytime temperatures at the middle elevation in Los Penitentes during week four of September usually get above freezing (average maximum is 2.3°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.1°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snow occur on average one day every second year during this week in any given year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Los Penitentes 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 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 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

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 – 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 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.