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Courmayeur Snow Report for 17 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Courmayeur at  m altitude issued: 12 pm20 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Courmayeur Snow Report for 17 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Courmayeur brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Courmayeur snow report shown below was updated on 17 Feb 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 Courmayeur.

Courmayeur Snow Report Issued: 17 Feb 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 11 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:20cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
110
40
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff pistePacked
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:20 out of 20Lifts open.

Courmayeur Snow Conditions:Lower slopes good, excellent up high

Reported Weather Conditions:Changeable,Snow expected later today,Temperature: -1°C

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  1. eyeball reporter Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon. Lovely spring weather, perfect ski day.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Cloudless skies over La Plagne. No wind today. Freeze-thaw conditions. Knee-deep fresh snow! All lifts are open. The pistes are in fair condition
  3. eyeball reporter All lifts open, perfect snow conditions. Another glorious day.
  4. eyeball reporter Fair weather ‑ cold in the morning
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: No clouds over Nendaz today. No wind here. Freeze-thaw conditions. Every lift is open. The snow on the pistes is packed Insufficient off-piste snow for skiing.
  
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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

(1450m — 2642m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 km away

La Thuile webcam
170
50

Excellent

Varied
5 days ago
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2046 m
2000m 2150m 2350m

(1858m — 2671m)

snow report today

17 km away

50
50

Good
2
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2264 m
1900m 2150m 2350m

(1176m — 2487m)

snow report today

18 km away

Les Contamines webcam
100
15

Good

Varied
4 cm
43 days ago
Another glorious day // 20 Feb
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1832 m
1750m 2100m 2250m

(1252m — 3275m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

Argentiere webcam
200
70

Excellent

Varied
10 cm
5 days ago
1
3
2
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2264 m
1750m 2150m 2300m

(1297m — 2367m)

snow report today

26 km away

70
20

Good
12 days ago
2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1832 m
1850m 2100m 2350m

Notes on the Courmayeur Snow Report

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

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

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