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Ski Arpa Snow Report for 11 May 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Ski Arpa at  m altitude issued: 8 pm23 Jun 2017 (local time)
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Ski Arpa Snow Report for 11 May 2017

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Our Snow Report for Ski Arpa brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Ski Arpa snow report shown below was updated on 11 May 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Ski Arpa.

Ski Arpa Snow Report Issued: 11 May 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 11 May 2017
Fresh snow depth:40cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
60
40
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
×
Closed
PowderOff piste
×
Not Enough Snow
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0Lifts open.Aprox 15 inches at the refugio so far and still snowing. Snow expected to continue into Friday.

Ski Arpa Snow Conditions:Resort not yet open

Reported Weather Conditions:Heavy Snow,More snow and poor visibility today,Temperature: -3°C

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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon

(2548m — 3310m)

snow report yesterday

38 km away

80
60
×
Closed

Varied
50 cm
4 days ago
6
7
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2929 m
3050m 3050m 2800m

(2859m — 3669m)

snow report yesterday

67 km away

198
198

Excellent

Fresh
5 cm
yesterday
16
26
cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 3264 m
3000m 2950m 2750m

(2340m — 3480m)

snow report yesterday

73 km away

100
80

Excellent

Varied
2 cm
yesterday
13
22
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2910 m
3050m 2950m 2650m

(2699m — 3669m)

snow report yesterday

78 km away

La Parva webcam
110
55

Excellent

Varied
3 cm
yesterday
12
19
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 3184 m
3100m 3000m 2700m

(1896m — 2201m)

snow report today

108 km away

50
30
Packed 6 days ago
4
cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 2048 m
3300m 3150m 2800m

Notes on the Ski Arpa Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Ski Arpa. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Ski Arpa piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Ski Arpa snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Ski Arpa, the Ski Arpa weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Ski Arpa weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Ski Arpa, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Ski Arpa. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Ski Arpa snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Ski Arpa snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Ski Arpa snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Ski Arpa snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Ski Arpa, study the Ski Arpa piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Ski Arpa snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Ski Arpa on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Ski Arpa (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Ski Arpa Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Ski Arpa snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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