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Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 4 am15 Jan 2019 (local time), update in hr min s
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Vail at 2986 m altitude issued: 4 am15 Jan 2019 (local time), update in hr min s
  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Wed night, min -10°C on Wed afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Sat night, min -13°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Tuesday 15Wednesday 16Thursday 17Friday 18Saturday 19Sunday 20
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 SSE10
10 SSW10
15 W15
10 SW10
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
15 NW15
10 NW10
5 W5
10 W10
10 SSW10
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
15 SW15
10 WSW10
20 NW20
Summary
snow shwrs
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow shwrs
some clouds
snow shwrs
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow shwrs
some clouds
some clouds
snow shwrs
light snow
heavy snow
Snow map
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T col snow sum15.cc23
T col snow sum16.cc23
T col snow sum17.cc23
T col snow sum18.cc23
T col snow sum19.cc23
T col snow sum20.cc23
cm
Snow cm
-121--2310331----416
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-5-5-4-6-9-1-4-5-6-9-10-7-10-10-1-6-8-8
min°C
Min °C
-5-5-6-8-10-9-5-6-7-9-11-13-10-10-9-7-8-12
chill°C
WChill°C
-9-9-10-13-15-14-10-10-13-14-15-17-14-14-14-13-13-19
Humid.%849485969576959993979681868763799897
Freezing level (m)210022002400170014002800230020002000155012001900120013002750185017501450
topliftbotliftSea lvl1000ft2000ft3000ft4000ft5000ft
snowy slope
-4-3-2-5-8-3-2-3-4-6-8-7-9-9-3-5-5-7-8-8-8-11-12-9-8-9-11-13-14-13-13-12-8-10-12-14
Sunrise7:24--7:24--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--
Sunset-5:05--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:10-
Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Light snow reported from Red Cliff Pass Airport at 12073 feet one mile ESE of Copper Mountain Ski Resort

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Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (6) / good piste (21)

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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Visitor Reviews of Vail

SnowSki from New Zealand writes:

Anyone who says this mountain does not have anything for experts just doesn't know the mountain. It is a large cascading mountain range, as apposed to one mountain, making it difficult for first timers, and even less imaginative 2nd or 3rd timers to find the best lines. But this means these lines can remain untracked most of the day on powder days, unlike what one of the other reviewers said you will not get "only one powder run." Yes, the very most obvious runs will get tracked first but being an immense ski field, if you know what you are doing, you can ski powder all day.

While it is true mountains such as Alta, Jackson Hole, and some European areas have more easily accessible steeps, Europe does not have the same snow quality, and the Utah fields do not have the same diversity and size. I actually found Jackson Hole to be more crowded and the powder there much more quickly tracked, we were forced to hike there with a few hours as just about every person who is there is looking for steep powder lines, and aggressively. At least 50% of Vail patrons are families, maybe more, making it very easy to slip off into the advanced areas and be amongst the powder with a very laxed vibe compared to "powder hound" resorts such as Jackson.

The only resort I have found that I believe is superior all round to Vail in Northern America is BC's Revelstoke, and I have had 'em all good from Canada right through the Cascades and the Rockies. 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.

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