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Chandolin Snow Report for 18 Apr 2014

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

Chandolin Snow Report Issued: 18 Apr 2014

Season opens: 21 December 2013 | Season closes: 25 April 2014

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 23 Mar 2014
Fresh snow depth: - cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
60
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Spring
Powder Off piste -
Resort runs Resort runs closed

Resort Ski Report: 11 out of 13 Lifts open. 56 of 60 km of pistes open. Welcome in St-Luc/Chandolin !!

Eyeball surf report
  1. Pink ski womens ski collective PiNK SKI Snow has started in #Verbier and no rain. Panic over...
  2. Pink ski womens ski collective PiNK SKI Clouds are back in #Verbier but how much if the white stuff is up there waiting to fall?
  3. eyeball reporter Bob snow expected today and tomorrow, possible powder days to finish season.
  4. eyeball reporter Fantastic skiing on piste. Overcast skies, mild temperatures.
  

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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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1916m — 3484m)

snow report yesterday

4 km away

70

Good
27 days ago
21
16
29
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2700 m
1000m 1800m 1950m

(1544m — 2713m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 km away

Vercorin webcam
80
Packed 27 days ago
14
1
15
light snow
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 2128 m
1000m 1750m 2000m

(1571m — 3001m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 km away

Grimentz webcam
60
5

Good
Limited
5 cm
27 days ago
21
3
27
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2286 m
1050m 1800m 2000m

(1566m — 2896m)

snow report 2 days ago

13 km away

Zinal webcam
90
5

Good
Limited
5 cm
26 days ago
23
3
27
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2231 m
1100m 1850m 1950m

(1500m — 3000m)

snow report 2 days ago

14 km away

Crans Montana webcam
215
Spring snow
Spring snow
15 cm
26 days ago
12
1
24
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
Mid station 2250 m
950m 1800m 2050m

Notes on the Chandolin Snow Report

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

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

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