Ski France

Artouste Snow Report for 17 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Artouste at  m altitude issued: 6 pm17 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski France

Artouste Snow Report for 17 Jan 2017

FrArtouste

Use the buttons below to tell us…

Our Snow Report for Artouste brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Artouste snow report shown below was updated on 17 Jan 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 Artouste.

Artouste Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2017

Season opens: 30 December 2016 | Season closes: 12 March 2017

Season open
snow report webcam thumbnail

Most recent snowfallon 13 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
85
80
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 9Lifts open.0 of 27 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing in Formigal.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing steadily in Luz Ardiden.
  3. Banner gif elements1Mountainbug All lifts and runs will be open for the weekend (21stJan). Very intense, heavy snow falls over the last 72 hours have given 2m of new snow.
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling in Formigal.
  
*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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1250m — 2100m)

snow report today

0 km away

85
80
Packed 4 days ago
4
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1675 m
250m 900m 1100m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report today

14 km away

135
70

Excellent

Powder
30 cm
yesterday
8
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1876 m
350m 1050m 1000m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report today

17 km away

120
80
Packed yesterday
4
clear
cloudy
clear
Mid station 1970 m
350m 1000m 1050m

(1400m — 2501m)

snow report today

23 km away

160
80
Powder
Powder
80 cm
yesterday
Overcast skies // 17 Jan
8
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1950 m
300m 950m 1100m

(1250m — 2877m)

snow report today

37 km away

Bareges & La Mongie webcam
215
110

Excellent

Powder
100 cm
today
8
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2064 m
300m 950m 1100m

Notes on the Artouste Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Artouste weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Artouste, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Artouste. 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, Artouste snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Artouste snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Artouste 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 Artouste 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 Artouste, study the Artouste piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Artouste snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Artouste 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 North 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 Artouste (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Artouste Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Artouste 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.

submit an eyeball snow reportSubmit an eyeball snow report for Artouste
register