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Is Valle Nevado snowsure?

The snowiest week in Valle Nevado is week 2 of July. There are typically 2.1 snowy days during this week with 64cm of snowfall. Check out the Valle Nevado Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Valle Nevado

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June35cm2.0 days
July32cm2.4 days
August35cm2.9 days
September18cm2.5 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Valle Nevado during August (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of August for Valle Nevado is 45 cm. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week. Valle Nevado typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3264m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2679m) is a little below the mid altitude of Valle Nevado. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Valle Nevado at the start of August. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 45cm. Temperatures should typically remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Valle Nevado during week one of August is -3.9°C while the average minimum temperature is just -6.8°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have new snow occur on average two days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Valle Nevado and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Valle Nevado

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Valle Nevado and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Valle Nevado are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Valle Nevado and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Valle Nevado are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Valle Nevado and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Valle Nevado are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.