Los Penitentes Snow History

Is Los Penitentes snowsure? 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. 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: Los Penitentes typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of August 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 typical freezing level (2793m) is close to the mid altitude of Los Penitentes. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Los Penitentes in the middle of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 22cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Los Penitentes during week three of August usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.2°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -3.0°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 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but clear, calm and cold days that do not have fresh snowfall happen on average one day during this week every year.

Los Penitentes Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Los Penitentes (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    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)

Los Penitentes

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 Los Penitentes 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.

Los Penitentes Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Los Penitentes (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Los Penitentes

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Los Penitentes Temperature

Average temperature in Los Penitentes (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Los Penitentes

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 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.

Los Penitentes snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June15cm1.7 days
Snow in July13cm2.0 days
Snow in August16cm2.5 days
Snow in September8cm2.0 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data