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La Rosière Snow Report for 16 Apr 2014

Our Snow Report for La Rosière brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest La Rosière snow report shown below was updated on 16 Apr 2014. 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 Rosière.

La Rosière Snow Report Issued: 16 Apr 2014

Most recent snowfall: on 25 Mar 2014
Fresh snow depth: 15 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
200
51
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Spring snow
Powder Off piste Spring snow
Resort runs Resort runs Spring snow

Resort Ski Report: 27 out of 38 Lifts open.

La Rosière Snow Conditions: Spring conditions across the resort

Reported Weather Conditions: Sun, Another glorious day, Temperature: 1° C

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  1. Skivillaroger[1] Ski Villaroger Easterweek skiing in Ste Foy! Bit busy today! [link]
  2. Logo%20vtunited%20horiz+3val Office de Tourisme de Val Thorens Fantastic skiing on piste. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
  3. Logo small Tignes Spirit Sun is out again here in #Tignes today! Still great snow too.. perfect spring conditions :) #valdisere #snow
  4. Logo%20small%20copy Living Chamonix Following the transformation of the snow rules the day. North facing slopes softened by 2.30-3.
  
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No snow report today? Submit a user Snow Report here.*

*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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1580m — 3199m)

snow report today

7 km away

Les Arcs webcam
170
44
Spring snow
Spring snow
10 cm
8 days ago
Another glorious day // 16 Apr
15
10
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2390 m
2050m 2100m 1900m

(1545m — 2620m)

snow report today

7 km away

Sainte Foy webcam
115
22

Good
Spring snow
15 cm
24 days ago
Another glorious day // 16 Apr
14
9
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 2082 m
2000m 2100m 1900m

(1450m — 2642m)

snow report today

12 km away

La Thuile webcam
190
30

Good
Spring snow
10 cm
44 days ago
14
9
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 2046 m
2000m 2050m 1900m

(1250m — 3250m)

snow report today

13 km away

205
5
Spring 8 days ago
12
7
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2250 m
2100m 2150m 1950m

(1250m — 3250m)

snow report today

13 km away

Montchavin/Les Coches webcam
205
5
Spring snow
Spring snow
10 cm
8 days ago
Another glorious day // 16 Apr
12
7
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2250 m
2100m 2150m 1950m

Notes on the La Rosière Snow Report

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

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