Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Vail at 3498 m altitude issued: 11 pm18 Oct 2018 (local time)
Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Sat afternoon, min -6°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 4.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Mon afternoon, min -4°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
ThuFriday 19Saturday 20Sunday 21Monday 22Tuesday 23Wed
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 WSW5
5 NE5
10 NNE10
5 SE5
5 SE5
0 WSW0
10 S10
5 SSW5
10 W10
5 SSE5
5 SSE5
5 W5
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
5 SW5
10 S10
5 SSW5
10 W10
Summary
snow shwrs
some clouds
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
clear
clear
clear
rain shwrs
light snow
some clouds
light snow
snow shwrs
clear
snow shwrs
Snow map
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Snow cm
1-----------1-21--
mm
Rain mm
-----------2--2---
max°C
Max °C
-403-135135045122-112
min°C
Min °C
-6-42-2-14-103-203-2-10-4-30
chill°C
WChill°C
-6-60-5-14-4-21-403-6-4-2-7-5-3
Humid.%887838544828414633564942757264877250
Freezing level (m)280028003850325033504200345034504150335035004050325033503800300031003700
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise-7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24-
Sunset--6:20--6:19--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:13
Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterWeather radar observation: Snowing heavily at Ski Cooper.
  2. eyeball reporterWeather radar observation: Heavy snow is falling in Beaver Creek.
  3. eyeball reporterWeather radar observation: There is heavy snow falling above Vail.
  4. eyeball reporterWeather radar observation: Heavy snow is falling on the slopes above Beaver Creek.
  5. eyeball reporterWeather radar observation: Snow falling heavily in Loveland.

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Other resorts in USA - Colorado are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

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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