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Evolène Snow Report for 18 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Evolene at  m altitude issued: 6 pm18 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Evolène Snow Report for 18 Jan 2017

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

Evolène Snow Report Issued: 18 Jan 2017

Season opens: 26 December 2016 | Season closes: 19 March 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 14 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
60
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteArtificial
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 6Lifts open.25 of 42 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. Image1Chalet Petal Another cold, clear, sunny day @BlattenBelalp light winds, great skiing on empty pistes.
  2. eyeball reporter Fantastic skiing on piste. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  
*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
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last snow
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
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(1603m — 3112m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

60
30
Artificial 5 days ago
18
3
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2358 m
750m 1050m 950m

(1730m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

4 km away

30
20
Artificial 5 days ago
1
20
3
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1965 m
750m 1000m 900m

(2000m — 3000m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

Arolla webcam
119
42
Packed 4 days ago
1
32
5
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2500 m
850m 1000m 900m

(1571m — 3001m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

81
40
Packed
Tracked
15 cm
4 days ago
Another glorious day // 18 Jan
14
2
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2286 m
800m 1000m 950m

(1566m — 2896m)

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10 km away

Zinal webcam
81
40
Packed powder
Varied
30 cm
6 days ago
Another glorious day // 18 Jan
1
24
3
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2231 m
750m 1000m 950m

Notes on the Evolène Snow Report

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

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

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