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Les Brasses Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Les Brasses at  m altitude issued: 12 pm20 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Les Brasses Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Les Brasses brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Les Brasses 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 Les Brasses.

Les Brasses Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2017

Season opens: 27 December 2016 | Season closes: 26 March 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 14 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
45
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 13Lifts open.5 of 30 km of pistes open. 26 € / adult and 19 € / child

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Great snow conditions throughout area. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
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  4. eyeball reporter Excellent on and off piste conditions. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  5. eyeball reporter Good skiing on well groomed pistes. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  
*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)
Fri Sat Sun

(800m — 1400m)

snow report today

0 km away

45
30
Packed 6 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1100 m
800m 1200m 1700m

(950m — 1773m)

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16 km away

25
45

Excellent

Powder
20 cm
5 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1362 m
750m 950m 1200m

(1172m — 2002m)

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17 km away

Les Gets webcam
80
35

Excellent
×
Not Enough Snow
40 cm
6 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1587 m
850m 900m 1200m

(689m — 1900m)

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20 km away

Morillon webcam
200
42

Excellent
Best up high
2 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1294 m
900m 950m 1150m

(999m — 2019m)

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20 km away

90
40

Excellent
Tracked
10 cm
5 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1509 m
800m 900m 1150m

Notes on the Les Brasses Snow Report

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

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

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