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La Colmiane Snow Report for 22 Jan 2018

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La Colmiane Snow Report for 22 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for La Colmiane brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest La Colmiane snow report shown below was updated on 22 Jan 2018. 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 La Colmiane.

La Colmiane Snow Report Issued: 22 Jan 2018

Season opens: 2 December 2017 | Season closes: 25 March 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 9 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:- cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
55
30
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePowder
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 7 Lifts open. 22 of 30 km of pistes open. The zip line is open on wednesday and weekends Reservation request 04.93.02.83.54

  
*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 — 1800m)

snow report today

0 km away

55
30
Powder
Powder
13 days ago
8
4
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1625 m
2750m 2800m 2500m

(1800m — 2610m)

snow report today

15 km away

Isola 2000 webcam
200
115

Good

Varied
30 cm
13 days ago
17
7
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2205 m
2700m 2750m 2450m

(1800m — 2601m)

snow report today

58 km away

190
120

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
5 days ago
22
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2200 m
2300m 2450m 2250m

(1500m — 2600m)

snow report today

60 km away

260
110

Excellent

Varied
40 cm
yesterday
20
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2050 m
2300m 2450m 2300m

(1530m — 2730m)

snow report today

71 km away

180
110

Good
Crud
20 cm
13 days ago
14
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2130 m
2200m 2350m 2250m

Notes on the La Colmiane Snow Report

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

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

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