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Is Portillo snowsure?

The snowiest week in Portillo is week 2 of July. There are typically 1.8 snowy days during this week with 42cm of snowfall. Check out the Portillo 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 Portillo

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June23cm1.8 days
July20cm2.1 days
August21cm2.6 days
September11cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Portillo during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Portillo is 30 cm. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week. Portillo normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2929m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2698m) is very near the mid altitude of Portillo. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Portillo at the start of August but rainy days are possible at this time of year: you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 30cm. Temperatures should typically hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Portillo during week one of August is -1.5°C while the average minimum temperature is only -4.5°C. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snow happen on average one or two days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Portillo

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Portillo 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 Portillo 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 Portillo and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Portillo 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 Portillo 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 Portillo 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.