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Notre Dame de Bellecombe Snow Report for 16 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Notre Dame de Bellecombe at  m altitude issued: 12 pm16 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Notre Dame de Bellecombe Snow Report for 16 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Notre Dame de Bellecombe brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Notre Dame de Bellecombe snow report shown below was updated on 16 Jan 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 Notre Dame de Bellecombe.

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Snow Report Issued: 16 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 15 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:15cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
90
80
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsExcellent

Resort Ski Report:14 out of 19Lifts open.

Notre Dame de Bellecombe Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Partly cloudy, some sunny spells,Temperature: -11°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. Logo snowforcastChalet Chardons Another perfect day with blue skies and loads of fresh snow in #tignes [link]
  2. Logo snowforcastChalet Chardons It's a cracker of a day to go shredding in Val and Tignes. Have a great time everyone #bluebird #mondaymotivation [link]
  3. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger -14 in #villaroger and its another bluebird day..day 1 of Off Piste Developement Course.. the guests have got it good... #powder
  4. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger Opening day in #villaroger.. doesn't get much better than this #powder #bluebird #amazing [link]
  5. eyeball reporterOT pralognan la vanoise Most lifts are open with great snow conditions. Great weather, no clouds in sight.
  
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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

(1151m — 2071m)

snow report today

0 km away

90
80

Excellent

Powder
15 cm
yesterday
59
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1611 m
0m 150m 400m

(1150m — 2069m)

snow report today

12 km away

60
50

Excellent

Powder
30 cm
yesterday
1
65
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1610 m
0m 150m 400m

(1113m — 2350m)

snow report today

23 km away

Megeve webcam
120
50

Excellent

Powder
60 cm
2 days ago
1
67
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1732 m
0m 150m 400m

(1250m — 2550m)

snow report today

24 km away

Valmorel webcam
95
75

Excellent

Powder
45 cm
2 days ago
46
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1900 m
0m 250m 550m

(984m — 2500m)

snow report today

25 km away

130
50

Fresh

Powder
40 cm
2 days ago
61
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 1742 m
0m 0m 250m

Notes on the Notre Dame de Bellecombe Snow Report

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

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

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