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Megeve Snow Report for 24 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Megeve at  m altitude issued: 6 am25 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Megeve Snow Report for 24 Feb 2017

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

Megeve Snow Report Issued: 24 Feb 2017

Season opens: 17 December 2016 | Season closes: 17 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 24 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:2cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
110
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsWet

Resort Ski Report:83 out of 87Lifts open.

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

Reported Weather Conditions:Changeable,A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers,Temperature: -4°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. Vincentbrigandvincentbrigand.com . In Les arcs, everything is open. Come and enjoy
  2. eyeball reporter Spring conditions on piste. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  3. eyeball reporter some fog patches sticking to the slopes early in the morning ‑ else, clear or partly cloudy on the whole ‑ some high cloud passings from the northwest making hazy sunshine at times. Period of sunshine close to 85%.
  4. Snlogo3Restaurant La Licorne A dusting of snow has improved the pistes. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: No clouds over Les Gets today. Calm. Cold. There is a dusting of fresh snow.
  
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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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1113m — 2350m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Megeve webcam
110
30

Good

Varied
2 cm
yesterday
68
11
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1732 m
1700m 2650m 2150m

(1176m — 2487m)

snow report 2 days ago

10 km away

Les Contamines webcam
95
10

Good

Varied
4 cm
48 days ago
76
11
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1832 m
1600m 2600m 2100m

(1400m — 2350m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

78
48
Hard packed
Varied
5 cm
17 days ago
78
13
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1875 m
1600m 2550m 2100m

(1150m — 2069m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

79
55

Good

Varied
2 cm
yesterday
55
8
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1610 m
1800m 2650m 2200m

(984m — 2500m)

snow report yesterday

15 km away

La Clusaz webcam
130
15

Fresh

Varied
2 cm
yesterday
1
66
14
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1742 m
1750m 2650m 2150m

Notes on the Megeve Snow Report

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

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

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