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Avoriaz Snow Report for 13 Feb 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Avoriaz at  m altitude issued: 12 am14 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Avoriaz Snow Report for 13 Feb 2016

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Our Snow Report for Avoriaz brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Avoriaz snow report shown below was updated on 13 Feb 2016. 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 Avoriaz.

Avoriaz Snow Report Issued: 13 Feb 2016

Season opens: 11 December 2015 | Season closes: 24 April 2016

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 13 Feb 2016
Fresh snow depth:50cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
230
140
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:24 out of 34Lifts open.Another snowy day in store. Very heavy snow falls yesterday evening ensuring good off piste conditions BUT avalanche risk is high 4/5 so beware! The half term week starts on Sunday so PLEASE be careful on the pistes, SLOW DOWN and stay safe. The Avoriaz Alpine Ski School will continue live weather updates on our FB page from Sun 14th.

Avoriaz Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Heavy Snow,It's snowing, the week ahead looks good,Temperature: -3°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterMember Report: Moderately heavy rain is falling in Megeve.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing in Les Gets.
  3. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling in Verbier.
  4. eyeball reporter All lifts open, perfect snow conditions. Good news, snow is forecast.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Chamonix.
  

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Avoriaz Alpine Ski School snow report icon Avoriaz Alpine Ski School
*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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1000m — 2460m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

230
140

Excellent

Powder
50 cm
yesterday
58
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1730 m
1400m 850m 850m

(1277m — 2613m)

snow report yesterday

2 km away

Torgon-Les Portes du Soleil webcam
No Info
61
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1945 m
1450m 850m 900m

(1040m — 2277m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 km away

Champéry webcam
100
15

Excellent

Varied
15 cm
5 days ago
53
4
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1658 m
1400m 850m 850m

(999m — 2019m)

snow report 2 days ago

5 km away

90
30

Excellent

Varied
20 cm
4 days ago
48
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1509 m
1400m 850m 850m

(1180m — 1830m)

snow report yesterday

8 km away

150
110

Good
44
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1505 m
1450m 850m 900m

Notes on the Avoriaz Snow Report

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

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

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