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Formigal Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Formigal Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Formigal brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Formigal snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 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 Formigal.

Formigal Snow Report Issued: 15 Dec 2017

Season opens: 5 December 2017 | Season closes: 8 April 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 2 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:20cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
100
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:21 out of 21 Lifts open.

Formigal Snow Conditions:Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud, Partly cloudy, some sunny spells, Temperature: -6°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Heavy snow is falling in Candanchu.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling in Formigal.
  3. eyeball reporterMember Report: No clouds over Formigal today. Light winds here. Temperatures are around freezing.
  
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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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report today

0 km away

Formigal webcam
100
30

Good

Varied
20 cm
13 days ago
31
1
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1876 m
1250m 900m 850m

(1541m — 2400m)

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13 km away

Candanchu webcam
50
Packed yesterday
32
moderate snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1970 m
1250m 950m 850m

(1400m — 2501m)

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24 km away

85
60

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
today
22
1
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1950 m
1150m 850m 850m

(1250m — 2500m)

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38 km away

70
50

Fresh

Fresh
10 cm
today
15
1
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1875 m
1150m 850m 850m

(1600m — 2400m)

snow report today

69 km away

100
60
Packed today
19
2
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2000 m
1150m 800m 750m

Notes on the Formigal Snow Report

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

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

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