Portillo Snow History

Is Portillo snowsure? 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. 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: Portillo typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of October 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 normal freezing level (3480m) is slightly higher than the middle elevation of Portillo. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Portillo at the end of October with a 50% chance that one day will be rainy during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 1cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Portillo during week four of October with average maximum temperature 3.7°C and minimum temperature 2.1°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) are not expected but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that do not have fresh snow happen on average one year in 7. .

Portillo Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Portillo (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)

Portillo

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 Portillo 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.

Portillo Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Portillo (2007 – 2018)

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

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Portillo

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Portillo Temperature

Average temperature in Portillo (2007 – 2018)

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

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Portillo

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 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.

Portillo snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in June23cm1.8 days
Snow in July20cm2.1 days
Snow in August21cm2.6 days
Snow in September11cm2.1 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data