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La Plagne Snow Report for 30 Mar 2015

Our Snow Report for La Plagne brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest La Plagne snow report shown below was updated on 30 Mar 2015. 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 Plagne.

La Plagne Snow Report Issued: 30 Mar 2015

Most recent snowfall: on 30 Mar 2015
Fresh snow depth: 45 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
190
10
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Heavy
Powder Off piste Heavy
Resort runs Resort runs Heavy

Resort Ski Report: 83 out of 97 Lifts open.

La Plagne Snow Conditions: The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Reported Weather Conditions: Heavy snow, Heavy snow just keeps on falling, Temperature: -2° C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Cloudless skies over Val d'Isere. Just a light breeze today. Feeling cold here today. New snow is shin deep.
  2. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Cloudless skies over Val d'Isere. Not much wind here, just a light breeze. Feeling cold here today. The new snow between ankle and knee deep.
  3. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: For Les Arcs:
  4. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: It is snowing heavily in Val Thorens.
  
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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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1372m — 3200m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

Champagny webcam
190
10

Good
yesterday
12
12
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2286 m
1850m 1000m 1300m

(1250m — 3250m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

Montchavin/Les Coches webcam
190
10
Powder
Powder
45 cm
yesterday
20
17
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2250 m
1850m 1000m 1300m

(1301m — 2401m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

185
69
Powder
Powder
40 cm
yesterday
15
14
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1851 m
1850m 1000m 1300m

(1338m — 2738m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

Courchevel webcam
146
79

Excellent

Powder
15 cm
yesterday
12
11
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2038 m
1850m 1000m 1300m

(1337m — 2738m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

La Tania webcam
146
74

Fresh

Varied
5 cm
4 days ago
10
10
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2038 m
1850m 1050m 1300m

Notes on the La Plagne Snow Report

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

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