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La Thuile Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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La Thuile Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for La Thuile brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest La Thuile snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 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 Thuile.

La Thuile Snow Report Issued: 15 Dec 2017

Season opens: 25 November 2017 | Season closes: 15 April 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 15 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:40cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
200
150
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:9 out of 18 Lifts open.Wow just finished digging out the car. 200cm base on the mountain. 150cm in the village. La Rosier ski lifts open tomorrow. Book up at chaletalpina.com. Luxury self catering apartments

La Thuile Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun, Another glorious day, Temperature: -11°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterRoddy Willis SNOWING
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: There is heavy snow falling at Verbier.
  3. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger First day of opening #villaroger #lesarcs #powder [link]
  4. Logo snowforcastChalet Chardons Waking up every morning to fresh snow is like a dream from a fairy tale! We could get used to this! #winterwonderland #tignes #valdisere #chaletchardons
  

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Chalet Alpina snow report icon Chalet Alpina
*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

(1450m — 2642m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

La Thuile webcam
200
150

Excellent

Powder
40 cm
yesterday
Another glorious day // 15 Dec
27
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2046 m
550m 350m 650m

(1222m — 2624m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

Courmayeur webcam
110
70

Good

Varied
100 cm
4 days ago
29
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1923 m
550m 350m 650m

(1850m — 2600m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

La Rosière webcam
200
120

Excellent

Fresh
80 cm
6 days ago
33
1
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2225 m
550m 300m 650m

(1545m — 2620m)

snow report yesterday

16 km away

Sainte Foy webcam
170
85
×
Closed

Varied
5 cm
2 days ago
26
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2082 m
550m 300m 650m

(1580m — 3199m)

snow report today

19 km away

Les Arcs webcam
170
95

Excellent

Fresh
18 cm
today
29
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2390 m
550m 300m 650m

Notes on the La Thuile Snow Report

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

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