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Les Diablerets Snow Report for 24 Apr 2014

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

Les Diablerets Snow Report Issued: 24 Apr 2014

Season opens: 26 October 2013 | Season closes: 4 May 2014

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 19 Apr 2014
Fresh snow depth: 0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
50
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Slushy
Powder Off piste
Varied
Resort runs Resort runs closed

Resort Ski Report: 0 out of 15 Lifts open. -

Les Diablerets Snow Conditions: Resort is closed for the season

Reported Weather Conditions: Cloud, Resort closed due to a lack of snow, Temperature: 6° C

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  1. Glacier 3000 Steff Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon.
  2. eyeball reporter Resort is closed for the season. Resort closed due to a lack of snow.
  3. Logo%20small%20copy Living Chamonix Last ski of the season. Surprisingly good pow on the glacier des Rognons. Spring lower. Plenty of snow depth for the rest of the season if anyone fancies a sneaky one.
  
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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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1546m — 3016m)

snow report yesterday

4 km away

Gstaad Glacier 3000 webcam
245
20

Good

Varied
6 days ago
37
3
16
rain showers
rain showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2281 m
2450m 2400m 1450m

(1417m — 1905m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

Les Mosses - La Lécherette webcam
opens in 238 days
19
1
10
rain showers
rain showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1661 m
2400m 2400m 1450m

(1207m — 2120m)

snow report yesterday

8 km away

Villars webcam
50
Slushy
Varied
6 days ago
14
1
10
rain showers
rain showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1664 m
2400m 2400m 1450m

(1000m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

55
×
Closed
32 days ago
18
1
9
rain showers
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 1600 m
2400m 2400m 1450m

(1250m — 2205m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

Leysin webcam
50
Slushy
Varied
6 days ago
20
1
12
rain showers
rain showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1728 m
2400m 2400m 1450m

Notes on the Les Diablerets Snow Report

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

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