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Los Penitentes Snow Report for 15 Jul 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Los Penitentes at  m altitude issued: 1 am26 Jul 2016 (local time)  
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Los Penitentes Snow Report for 15 Jul 2016

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Our Snow Report for Los Penitentes brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Los Penitentes snow report shown below was updated on 15 Jul 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 Los Penitentes.

Los Penitentes Snow Report Issued: 15 Jul 2016

Season opens: 11 June 2016 | Season closes: 2 October 2016

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 13 Jul 2016
Fresh snow depth:40cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
45
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff pisteHeavy
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 7Lifts open.-

Los Penitentes Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Another glorious day,Temperature: -5°C

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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)
Tue Wed Thu

(2548m — 3310m)

snow report yesterday

26 km away

187
128

Excellent

Powder
7 cm
yesterday
9
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2929 m
2650m 2900m 2750m

(2859m — 3669m)

snow report yesterday

57 km away

Valle Nevado webcam
212
50

Excellent

Varied
1 cm
yesterday
23
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 3264 m
2500m 2850m 2750m

(2340m — 3480m)

snow report yesterday

68 km away

80
40

Good

Varied
10 cm
12 days ago
18
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2910 m
2450m 2950m 2800m

(2699m — 3669m)

snow report yesterday

73 km away

La Parva webcam
170
70

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
yesterday
14
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 3184 m
2500m 3050m 2950m

(1896m — 2201m)

snow report yesterday

100 km away

60
40
Packed 8 days ago
4
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2048 m
2700m 3400m 3150m

Notes on the Los Penitentes Snow Report

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

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

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