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Vail Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m
Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 11 pm  22 Mar 2019 (local time)
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Issued: 11 pm 22 Mar 2019 (local time).

Next snow in Vail

The snow forecast for Vail is: A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon afternoon, min -9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Vail Weather (Next 3 days): The snow forecast for Vail is: A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon afternoon, min -9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Vail Weather (Days 4-6): A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Tue afternoon, min -6°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Mon night, fresh winds from the WSW by Thu afternoon).


Vail Live Snow

ElevationSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top: 3498m2.1m
-11
5
light snow
Middle: 2986m
-8
5
light snow
Bottom: 2474m0.8m
-5
5
light snow
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Vail Weather

(Next 3 days):

The snow forecast for Vail is: A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon afternoon, min -9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Vail Weather (Days 4-6):

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Tue afternoon, min -6°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Mon night, fresh winds from the WSW by Thu afternoon).

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Vail:

  • 25km away 2 hours ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from Red Cliff Pass Airport at 12073 feet one mile ESE of Copper Mountain Ski Resort from Copper Mountain

  • 25km away 3 hours ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from Red Cliff Pass Airport at 12073 feet one mile ESE of Copper Mountain but it is probably falling as rain at the bottom of the ski area from Copper Mountain

  • Weather radar observation: 41km away 3 hours ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling in Loveland. from Loveland

FriSaturday 23Sunday 24Monday 25Tuesday 26Wednesday 27Thursday 28Fri
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light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 W5
5 SW5
10 WNW10
5 SSW5
5 SW5
10 W10
5 SW5
5 SW5
10 W10
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
20 WSW20
10 S10
10 SW10
35 WSW35
25 SW25
30 WSW30
35 WSW35
5 WNW5
5 W5
20 W20
Summary
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
light snow
snow shwrs
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
some clouds
clear
clear
some clouds
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
mod. snow
light snow
snow shwrs
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T col snow sum24.cc23
T col snow sum25.cc23
T col snow sum26.cc23
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Snow cm
3-11-13--------1-2103-
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-6-4-2-4-10-4-12-1461450-2-2-7-7-5
min°C
Min °C
-9-8-2-7-4-1-7-51-305-114-3-4-6-9-9-5
chill°C
WChill°C
-12-11-6-11-6-5-11-8-2-7-32-5-3-2-8-12-12-14-12-11
Humid.%979074947163957438604535565028505239919144
Freezing level (m)190018002650210023002950230022503200260030003700310031503650300024502700180016002300
topliftbotliftSea lvl1000ft2000ft3000ft4000ft5000ft
snowy slope
-5-21-413-415-158168110-5-4-1-11-9-6-9-7-5-9-6-2-5-12-3-11-5-7-9-12-12-9
Sunrise-7:03--7:01--7:01--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54-
Sunset--7:20--7:21--7:22--7:22--7:23--7:24--7:25

The above table gives the weather forecast for Vail at the specific elevation of 2986 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Vail. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United States.

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Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Vail:

  • 25km away 2 hours ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from Red Cliff Pass Airport at 12073 feet one mile ESE of Copper Mountain Ski Resort from Copper Mountain

  • 25km away 3 hours ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow reported from Red Cliff Pass Airport at 12073 feet one mile ESE of Copper Mountain but it is probably falling as rain at the bottom of the ski area from Copper Mountain

  • Weather radar observation: 41km away 3 hours ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling in Loveland. from Loveland

Snow Depths

The upper snow depth is:206cm
The lower snow depth is:75cm
The fresh snowfall depth is:3cm
When did it last snow?22 Mar 2019
Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting:

Snow History

Week 4 of March has on average:
0.9
Bluebird Powder days
Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind.
2.4
Powder days
Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind.
0.9
Bluebird days
Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind.
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Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (5) / good piste (10)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Vail at the specific elevation of 2986 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Vail. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United States.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Vail

Overall 4.4 Based on 8 votes and 16 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.8
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  • One reviewer states the following: "Europe is sick on its day, but the powder is not as light as the Rockies, and is much more avalanche prone if you go off-piste." --- This is a disservice to the community here and gravely understates the risk to off-piste skiers in the Vail area. Colorado and it's continental snowpack is one of the most dangerous in the world for avalanche risk. The Alps are much safer, as the snowpack stabilizes much faster after storms versus the long-term and deep instabilities found in the USA's Central Rcckies. Do not take out-of-bounds or off-piste skiing lightly at Vail or anywhere else in Colorado. To suggest that somehow the snowpack in Vail is "safe" is akin to saying that a revolver with only one bullet in the six chamber gun is is "safe" when playing Russian Roulette. For those that would ski Vail's off-piste (outside the controlled ski area boundary), you will need a beacon, shovel, probe and the ability to use these tools. The best source of snowpack and avalanche information for backcountry and off-piste travellers in the Vail area and the rest of Colorado is the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Google it and check out the local and regional forecasts prior to leaving the resort boundaries.

Visitor Reviews of Vail

Overall: 4.4 Based on 8 votes and 16 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.8
  • Off-piste 4.8
  • Scenery 4.5
  • Apres-Ski 3.8
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heavy winter from United States writes:

One reviewer states the following: "Europe is sick on its day, but the powder is not as light as the Rockies, and is much more avalanche prone if you go off-piste." --- This is a disservice to the community here and gravely understates the risk to off-piste skiers in the Vail area. Colorado and it's continental snowpack is one of the most dangerous in the world for avalanche risk. The Alps are much safer, as the snowpack stabilizes much faster after storms versus the long-term and deep instabilities found in the USA's Central Rcckies. Do not take out-of-bounds or off-piste skiing lightly at Vail or anywhere else in Colorado. To suggest that somehow the snowpack in Vail is "safe" is akin to saying that a revolver with only one bullet in the six chamber gun is is "safe" when playing Russian Roulette. For those that would ski Vail's off-piste (outside the controlled ski area boundary), you will need a beacon, shovel, probe and the ability to use these tools. The best source of snowpack and avalanche information for backcountry and off-piste travellers in the Vail area and the rest of Colorado is the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Google it and check out the local and regional forecasts prior to leaving the resort boundaries.

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