Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 4 pm23 Jan 2019 (local time), update in hr min s
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 4 pm23 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 Wed night. Extremely cold (max -11°C on Fri afternoon, min -19°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Thu morning, calm by Fri night).

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Mon morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Sun afternoon, min -26°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.
WedThursday 24Friday 25Saturday 26Sunday 27Monday 28Tue
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 WNW20
10 W10
30 NNW30
15 WNW15
25 NW25
15 WNW15
10 W10
0 WNW0
10 NNW10
10 NW10
5 W5
10 W10
15 W15
20 W20
20 NW20
15 NW15
10 NNW10
15 NW15
Summary
light snow
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
some clouds
light snow
light snow
some clouds
clear
clear
snow shwrs
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
Snow map
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T col snow sum24.cc23
T col snow sum25.cc23
T col snow sum26.cc23
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cm
Snow cm
210412--2----1643--
mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-12-15-14-14-17-13-11-15-12-10-13-7-5-9-13-15-21-19
min°C
Min °C
-13-15-15-15-18-19-12-16-16-11-14-12-8-12-13-17-26-26
chill°C
WChill°C
-22-23-24-23-26-26-18-16-21-17-14-17-14-21-22-26-35-35
Humid.%949879898776839283887471959694808778
Freezing level (m)14501200140012507001450160010001550175095024002200155015008000500
topliftbotliftSea lvl1000ft2000ft3000ft4000ft5000ft
snowy slope
-6-8-7-7-13-10-6-11-9-5-11-5-1-6-7-10-19-17-13-15-15-15-18-16-12-16-14-11-14-10-7-11-13-16-24-23
Sunrise--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:15
Sunset5:14--5:15--5:15--5:17--5:19--5:20--
Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Light snow reported from Leadville Airport at 9934 feet 5 miles S of Ski Cooper Ski Resort
  2. 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 (11) / good piste (12)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Vail at the specific elevation of 3498 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

heavy winter from United States writes:

Vail wasn't built by Texans. Not the ski area or the village.

Vail is good for a lot of people. Try to avoid skiing there on weekends as it can get crowded, especially on a powder day. Nearby Beaver Creek provides a nice alternative for destination guests on Saturdays and Sundays. True experts won't be happy in Vail, but family groups with diverse ages and abilities, and those who like to cruise will.

If you are an expert and find yourself there with a family or larger group, there's decent backcountry skiing adjacent to the resort, including the euro-style Minturn Mile off the west side of the mountain down to the town of Minturn and cold beers at The Saloon (check the local bus schedule for a ride back to town or have someone pick you up).

And if you're a true hardcore, day tours into the committed, steep and rowdy Gore Range across from the mountain await. Avalanche gear, technical route finding ability and solid partners are essential in this regard. There's good access, including parking, from several hiking trailheads in the East Vail part of town.

On a final note, I'm glad a reviewer from Italy liked Vail, but the interconnected ski areas in Europe (St. Anton, AT; St. Moritz, CH and Alagna, IT actually offer a lot more terrain than Vail, with much more variety including easier access to off-piste expert skiing than Vail. Vail is great, but Europe is better.

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