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La Molina Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for La Molina at  m altitude issued: 6 pm20 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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La Molina Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for La Molina brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest La Molina snow report shown below was updated on 20 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 La Molina.

La Molina Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 16 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:40cm

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

Resort Ski Report:12 out of 15Lifts open.

La Molina Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Partly cloudy, some sunny spells,Temperature: -3°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterMember Report: Snowing in Grandvalira-Grau Roig.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing in Grandvalira-Pas de la Casa.
  3. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Les Angles.
  
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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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1547m — 2446m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

110
40

Excellent
Tracked
40 cm
5 days ago
16
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1996 m
1500m 1400m 1400m

(1964m — 2213m)

snow report yesterday

24 km away

Font Romeu webcam
120
120

Excellent
Tracked
30 cm
5 days ago
54
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2088 m
1300m 1150m 1100m

(1600m — 2471m)

snow report today

24 km away

180
110
Packed 3 days ago
32
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2036 m
1400m 1200m 1100m

(2050m — 2640m)

snow report yesterday

25 km away

150
110

Excellent
Tracked
35 cm
4 days ago
33
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2345 m
1400m 1250m 1150m

(1710m — 2560m)

snow report yesterday

33 km away

130
80

Excellent
Tracked
35 cm
4 days ago
26
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2135 m
1400m 1250m 1150m

Notes on the La Molina Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of La Molina weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at La Molina, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at La Molina. 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 Molina snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the La Molina snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the La Molina 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 Molina 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 Molina, study the La Molina 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 Molina snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for La Molina 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 Molina (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "La Molina Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the La Molina 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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