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Chatel Snow Report for 23 Mar 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Chatel at  m altitude issued: 12 am24 Mar 2017 (local time)
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Chatel Snow Report for 23 Mar 2017

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Our Snow Report for Chatel brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Chatel snow report shown below was updated on 23 Mar 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 Chatel.

Chatel Snow Report Issued: 23 Mar 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 7 Mar 2017
Fresh snow depth:20cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
80
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteSpring snow
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsWet

Resort Ski Report:48 out of 60Lifts open.

Chatel Snow Conditions:The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Sunny weather this morning, clouds moving in this afternoon,Temperature: 6°C

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  1. Unnamed (1)Element Ski School Snow's coming to Verbier, so snap up the last few spots on our Women's Camp this weekend... [link] #verbier #powder
  2. Alpinemojo%20logo%20snowforecastAlpinemojo Ski School Tortin epic and empty [link]
  3. eyeball reporter Spring conditions on piste. Mostly sunny with increasing clouds.
  4. eyeball reporter Fœhnique doux ‑ risque d’averse le soir ‑ bouché et venté en montagne
  5. Snow%20candy%20logoSnow Candy New #snow this morning!!! #ski #snowboard #chalet #holiday #morzine [link]
  
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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

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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
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun

(1201m — 2201m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Chatel webcam
80
30
Spring snow
Varied
20 cm
17 days ago
12
8
rain showers
thunderstorm
snow showers
Mid station 1701 m
2600m 2350m 1700m

(1180m — 1830m)

snow report yesterday

4 km away

Morgins webcam
90
10
Fair 24 days ago
11
4
rain showers
rain showers
snow showers
Mid station 1505 m
2600m 2350m 1700m

(1040m — 2277m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

Champéry webcam
120
Spring snow
Heavy
5 cm
yesterday
15
8
rain showers
thunderstorm
snow showers
Mid station 1658 m
2600m 2350m 1700m

(1277m — 2613m)

snow report yesterday

8 km away

Torgon-Les Portes du Soleil webcam
10
8
No Info 17 days ago
20
11
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1945 m
2550m 2350m 1700m

(1000m — 2460m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

170
80
Slushy
Spring
80 cm
14 days ago
17
9
rain showers
thunderstorm
snow showers
Mid station 1730 m
2550m 2350m 1650m

Notes on the Chatel Snow Report

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

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

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