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Leysin Snow Report for 9 Feb 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Leysin at  m altitude issued: 6 pm09 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Leysin Snow Report for 9 Feb 2016

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Our Snow Report for Leysin brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Leysin snow report shown below was updated on 9 Feb 2016. 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 Leysin.

Leysin Snow Report Issued: 9 Feb 2016

Season opens: 28 November 2015 | Season closes: 10 April 2016

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Most recent snowfallon 8 Feb 2016
Fresh snow depth:5cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
125
65
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsWet

Resort Ski Report:11 out of 14Lifts open.

Leysin Snow Conditions:The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Reported Weather Conditions:Rain/snow,Snowing up high, raining below,Temperature: 2°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. UnnamedAltitude Verbier Snowing very hard in Verbier this afternoon and still snowing right now! #verbier [link]
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing in Verbier.
  3. Alpinemojo%20logo%20snowforecastAlpinemojo Ski School Snowline dropping and now snowing at 1050 meters
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Moderately heavy rain is falling in Chamonix.
  5. Vertlogosmall0001Vertical Frontiers Let the storm begin! #Chamonix #snow #chuckingitdown @SnowForecast [link]
  
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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1250m — 2205m)

snow report today

0 km away

Leysin webcam
125
65

Good

Varied
5 cm
yesterday
42
65
16
snow showers
moderate snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1728 m
500m 650m 700m

(1207m — 2120m)

snow report today

8 km away

Villars webcam
130
40

Good

Varied
10 cm
yesterday
42
64
16
light snow
moderate snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1664 m
450m 650m 700m

(1161m — 2322m)

snow report today

11 km away

45

Good
41
59
15
snow showers
moderate snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1742 m
550m 600m 700m

(1200m — 3000m)

snow report today

12 km away

Les Diablerets webcam
110
40

Good

Varied
10 cm
yesterday
54
84
20
light snow
heavy snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 2100 m
450m 650m 650m

(1201m — 2201m)

snow report today

15 km away

122
70

Excellent

Varied
20 cm
2 days ago
46
77
21
light snow
moderate snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1701 m
500m 650m 650m

Notes on the Leysin Snow Report

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

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

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