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La Colmiane Snow Report for 18 Mar 2017

  • Weather Forecast for La Colmiane at  m altitude issued: 12 am23 Mar 2017 (local time)
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La Colmiane Snow Report for 18 Mar 2017

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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 18 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 La Colmiane.

La Colmiane Snow Report Issued: 18 Mar 2017

Season opens: 20 December 2016 | Season closes: 19 March 2017

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon 6 Mar 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
20
10
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:1 out of 7Lifts open.7 of 30 km of pistes open. La Colmiane Zipwire is open on booking : www.colmiane.com

  
*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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1800m — 2610m)

snow report yesterday

15 km away

Isola 2000 webcam
128
59
Spring snow
Spring snow
2 cm
yesterday
57
23
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 2205 m
1950m 2100m 2000m

(1800m — 2601m)

snow report yesterday

58 km away

180
45
Spring snow
Spring snow
5 cm
17 days ago
37
24
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
Mid station 2200 m
2000m 2200m 1950m

(1500m — 2600m)

snow report yesterday

60 km away

215
25
Soft
Spring snow
25 cm
17 days ago
29
23
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2050 m
2050m 2200m 2000m

(1530m — 2730m)

snow report yesterday

71 km away

150
60
Spring snow
Spring snow
20 cm
17 days ago
23
23
snow showers
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2130 m
2050m 2250m 2000m

(1861m — 2766m)

snow report yesterday

75 km away

Vars webcam
110
75
Spring snow
Spring snow
20 cm
16 days ago
Overcast skies // 22 Mar
34
32
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2314 m
2000m 2200m 2100m

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.