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Cauterets Snow Report for 16 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Cauterets at  m altitude issued: 12 pm16 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Cauterets Snow Report for 16 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Cauterets brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Cauterets snow report shown below was updated on 16 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 Cauterets.

Cauterets Snow Report Issued: 16 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 16 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:80cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
160
80
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePowder
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 14Lifts open.

Cauterets Snow Conditions:Resort temporarily closed

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow,Cloudy and snowy today,Temperature: -4°C

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  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling in Formigal.
  2. eyeball reporterMember Report: There is heavy snow falling in Formigal.
  3. eyeball reporterMember Report: There is heavy snow falling in Astún.
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling heavily in Panticosa.
  
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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(1400m — 2501m)

snow report today

0 km away

160
80
Powder
Powder
80 cm
today
25
18
36
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1950 m
1300m 500m 250m

(1250m — 2877m)

snow report today

15 km away

Bareges & La Mongie webcam
180
100
Powder
Powder
30 cm
today
27
19
30
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2064 m
1250m 500m 250m

(1250m — 2100m)

snow report yesterday

23 km away

85
80
Powder
Powder
3 days ago
19
10
16
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1675 m
1350m 550m 250m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report today

24 km away

90
30

Excellent

Powder
30 cm
today
15
17
32
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1876 m
1400m 650m 300m

(1420m — 2500m)

snow report today

25 km away

150
90
Powder
Powder
today
27
26
23
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1960 m
1300m 500m 300m

Notes on the Cauterets Snow Report

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

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

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