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Avoriaz Snow Report for 12 Dec 2014

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 12 Dec 2014. 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: 12 Dec 2014

Season opens: 12 December 2014 | Season closes: 12 April 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 9 Dec 2014
Fresh snow depth: 0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
35
15
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
×
Closed
Powder Off piste
Varied
Resort runs Resort runs Open

Resort Ski Report: 6 out of 0 Lifts open. Avoriaz opens today for the season. Limited runs and lift open but enough to keep us going next week. Wishing you all a great winter in Avoriaz. We will continue to update on Avoriaz conditions. Ian McKellar. Director Avoriaz Alpine Ski School

Avoriaz Snow Conditions: Improving conditions thanks to the new snow

Reported Weather Conditions: Wind, Light clouds dotting the sky, Temperature: -6° C

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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

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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
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
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(1277m — 2613m)

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2 km away

Torgon-Les Portes du Soleil webcam
10
×
Closed
1
24
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1945 m
1700m 2150m 3200m

(1040m — 2277m)

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4 km away

Champéry webcam
10
5
×
Closed
Limited
5 cm
3 days ago
2
23
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1658 m
1700m 2150m 3200m

(999m — 2019m)

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5 km away

Morzine webcam
30
×
Closed
Limited
10 cm
2 days ago
22
partially cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1509 m
1700m 2150m 3200m

(1180m — 1830m)

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8 km away

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Closed
21
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1505 m
1650m 2150m 3200m

(1172m — 2002m)

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9 km away

Les Gets webcam
10
5
×
Closed
Limited
10 cm
3 days ago
22
partially cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1587 m
1700m 2150m 3200m

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.