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Mont Sutton Snow Report for 17 Dec 2014

Our Snow Report for Mont Sutton brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mont Sutton snow report shown below was updated on 17 Dec 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 Mont Sutton.

Mont Sutton Snow Report Issued: 17 Dec 2014

Most recent snowfall: on 14 Dec 2014
Fresh snow depth: 0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
35
20
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
Good
Powder Off piste
Varied
Resort runs Resort runs Fair

Resort Ski Report: 3 out of 9 Lifts open. Come celebrate Mont SUTTON's Anniversary today, Wednesday December 17, and enjoy a $5 all-day special rate! Open 7 days a week now. 28 trails and glades to enjoy. Great snow conditions for this time of the year. 30-37cm of snow received last week!

Mont Sutton Snow Conditions: Great conditions for this time of year

Reported Weather Conditions: Light Snow, Clouds expected later, Temperature: 2° C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Back to winter sceneries with the snow received overnight. 28 trails and glades to enjoy. Great snow conditions for this time of the year. 28-36cm of snow in the past 7 days.
  
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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)
Thu Fri Sat

(207m — 747m)

snow report today

15 km away

249
99
Wet Snow 5 cm
today
5
6
light snow
partially cloudy
clear
Mid station 477 m
100m 0m 0m

(553m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

21 km away

107
46
Machine Groomed
6
1
7
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 881 m
150m 0m 0m

(168m — 573m)

snow report today

23 km away

61
61
Packed Powder 5 cm
today
4
6
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 370 m
0m 0m 0m

(313m — 853m)

snow report yesterday

35 km away

51
25
Loose Granular
4
7
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 583 m
0m 0m 0m

(314m — 1109m)

snow report yesterday

61 km away

56
35

Good

Varied
13 cm
6 days ago
4
8
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 712 m
150m 0m 0m

Notes on the Mont Sutton Snow Report

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

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

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