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Is Los Puquios snowsure?

The snowiest week in Los Puquios is week 2 of July. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week with 28cm of snowfall. Check out the Los Puquios 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 Puquios

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June17cm1.8 days
July14cm1.9 days
August14cm2.3 days
September8cm1.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Los Puquios during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Los Puquios is 11 cm. There are typically 2.2 snowy days during this week. Los Puquios normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2840m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (3134m) is close to the mid altitude of Los Puquios. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Los Puquios in the middle of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 11cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Los Puquios during week two of August usually get above freezing (average maximum is 2.5°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.9°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not coincide with cold, sunny and calm weather conditions also occur on average one day every second year during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Los Puquios

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Los Puquios 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 Puquios 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 Puquios 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 Puquios 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 Puquios 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 Puquios 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.