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Le Grand Bornand Snow Report for 24 Mar 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Le Grand Bornand at  m altitude issued: 6 am25 Mar 2017 (local time)
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Le Grand Bornand Snow Report for 24 Mar 2017

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Our Snow Report for Le Grand Bornand brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Le Grand Bornand snow report shown below was updated on 24 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 Le Grand Bornand.

Le Grand Bornand Snow Report Issued: 24 Mar 2017

Season opens: 18 December 2016 | Season closes: 21 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 22 Mar 2017
Fresh snow depth:10cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
105
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteSpring snow
PowderOff pisteSpring snow
Resort runsResort runsWet

Resort Ski Report:25 out of 29Lifts open.

Le Grand Bornand Snow Conditions:Low runs suffering, best snow at top

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Cloudy today, rain possible,Temperature: 8°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Spring conditions on piste. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  2. eyeball reporter Eclaircies ‑ très doux en journée ‑ fin du fœhn l’après‑midi ‑ le ciel se couvre
  3. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing steadily in Les Arcs.
  
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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

(1000m — 2101m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Le Grand Bornand webcam
105
30
Spring snow
Spring snow
10 cm
3 days ago
12
9
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1550 m
2200m 1800m 2400m

(984m — 2500m)

snow report yesterday

4 km away

La Clusaz webcam
155
10

Fresh
Best up high
15 cm
2 days ago
Overcast skies // 24 Mar
17
13
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1742 m
2200m 1800m 2400m

(1113m — 2350m)

snow report yesterday

17 km away

Megeve webcam
90
20
Spring snow
Spring snow
2 cm
3 days ago
19
12
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1732 m
2300m 1800m 2350m

(1144m — 2120m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

100
8
Spring snow
Spring snow
5 cm
3 days ago
Overcast skies // 24 Mar
14
15
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1632 m
2350m 1800m 2300m

(1150m — 2069m)

snow report yesterday

21 km away

130
94
Spring snow
Spring snow
5 cm
4 days ago
18
7
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1610 m
2250m 1800m 2400m

Notes on the Le Grand Bornand Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Le Grand Bornand weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Le Grand Bornand, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Le Grand Bornand. 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, Le Grand Bornand snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Le Grand Bornand snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Le Grand Bornand 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 Le Grand Bornand 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 Le Grand Bornand, study the Le Grand Bornand piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Le Grand Bornand snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Le Grand Bornand 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 Le Grand Bornand (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Le Grand Bornand Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Le Grand Bornand 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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