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Les Menuires Snow Report for 8 Dec 2017

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Les Menuires Snow Report for 8 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Les Menuires brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Les Menuires snow report shown below was updated on 8 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 Les Menuires.

Les Menuires Snow Report Issued: 8 Dec 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 1 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:30cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
110
43
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
×
Closed
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 34 Lifts open.

Les Menuires Snow Conditions:Resort not yet open

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow, Cloudy and snowy today, Temperature: -5°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. High res simply val logoSimply Val d'Isere The weather continues #valdisere. 4/5 avalanche risk, very high winds and slow opening of the ski area. Another 30-50cm of snow due later today. Stay safe people.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling in Tignes.
  3. Logo%20vtunited%20horiz+3valOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens Plenty of good snow at altitude. Good news, snow is forecast.
  4. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger Dumping down.. looking forward to more #tipitime #lesarcs #villaroger #tentipi #savoiemontblance #skiholiday #skisafari #skiweekend [link]
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: There is heavy snow falling in Val d'Isere.
  
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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(2300m — 3230m)

snow report today

6 km away

160
140

Excellent
×
No snow
60 cm
today
40
59
6
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2765 m
2050m 700m 900m

(1452m — 2952m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

120
50

Fresh

Fresh
25 cm
yesterday
34
56
5
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2202 m
1950m 600m 850m

(1338m — 2738m)

snow report yesterday

15 km away

Courchevel webcam
108
75

Fresh

Varied
11 cm
yesterday
32
55
6
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2038 m
1950m 600m 850m

(1250m — 3250m)

snow report yesterday

25 km away

La Plagne webcam
120
35
×
Closed

Fresh
10 cm
yesterday
36
58
5
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2250 m
1900m 550m 850m

(1556m — 3456m)

snow report yesterday

33 km away

Tignes webcam
95
66

Fresh

Fresh
20 cm
yesterday
42
67
9
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2506 m
1650m 650m 900m

Notes on the Les Menuires Snow Report

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

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