Ski USA - Colorado

Vail Snow Forecast

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

Vail Snow Forecast

Days 0-3 Vail Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Thu afternoon, min -8°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Vail Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Mon afternoon, min -5°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the W by Mon afternoon).
WedThursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21Sunday 22Monday 23Tue
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
heavy snow
light snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 S10
10 S10
25 SSW25
10 SSE10
15 SSE15
10 W10
5 N5
10 N10
15 NW15
5 SW5
5 NW5
5 W5
10 SSE10
15 SW15
35 W35
5 WSW5
10 W10
20 W20
Summary
clear
some clouds
some clouds
heavy snow
light snow
heavy snow
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
rain shwrs
snow shwrs
clear
rain shwrs
clear
clear
some clouds
Snow map
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cm
Snow cm
---154107-1---1-----
mm
Rain mm
-----------4--2---
max°C
Max °C
-3350-4-6-8-4-2-413045145
min°C
Min °C
-6-24-5-4-7-8-6-2-5-23-214-215
chill°C
WChill°C
-11-61-10-9-7-8-10-6-7-21-6-3-1-5-21
Humid.%473324849092968777787259735744585136
Freezing level (m)265032504050315029002650215025503150265032003900330037004100335036504200
Vail freezing level scale
snowy slopeVail freezing level
Sunrise-6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15-
Sunset--7:46--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52
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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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