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Candanchu Snow Report for 18 Jan 2018

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Candanchu Snow Report for 18 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Candanchu brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Candanchu snow report shown below was updated on 18 Jan 2018. 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 Candanchu.

Candanchu Snow Report Issued: 18 Jan 2018

Season opens: 6 December 2017 | Season closes: 15 April 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 14 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:- cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
160
70
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:15 out of 21 Lifts open. 38.5 of 50 km of pistes open.

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing steadily in Formigal.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snow falling in Gourette.
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing at a moderate rate at Gourette.
  4. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing at a moderate rate in Gourette.
  
*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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Candanchu webcam
160
70
Packed 5 days ago
13
9
snow showers
heavy snow
light rain
Mid station 1970 m
1900m 1900m 2750m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

13 km away

Formigal webcam
230
90

Good

Varied
5 cm
8 days ago
8
9
snow showers
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1876 m
1900m 1900m 2650m

(1250m — 2100m)

snow report yesterday

17 km away

95
45
Packed 6 days ago
2
8
snow showers
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 1675 m
1800m 1850m 2550m

(1400m — 2501m)

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36 km away

160
130

Excellent

Varied
35 cm
5 days ago
14
8
snow showers
moderate snow
light rain
Mid station 1950 m
1800m 1850m 2500m

(1250m — 2500m)

snow report yesterday

50 km away

100
80

Excellent

Varied
20 cm
5 days ago
2
6
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
1750m 1800m 2500m

Notes on the Candanchu Snow Report

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

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

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