Ski France

Oz en Oisans Snow Report for 26 Mar 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Oz en Oisans at  m altitude issued: 7 am26 Mar 2017 (local time)
Ski France

Oz en Oisans Snow Report for 26 Mar 2017

FrOz en Oisans

Use the buttons below to tell us…

Our Snow Report for Oz en Oisans brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Oz en Oisans snow report shown below was updated on 26 Mar 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 Oz en Oisans.

Oz en Oisans Snow Report Issued: 26 Mar 2017

Season opens: 3 December 2016 | Season closes: 23 April 2017

Season open
snow report webcam thumbnail

Most recent snowfallon 26 Mar 2017
Fresh snow depth:4cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
100
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteHeavy
PowderOff pisteSpring
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:67 out of 70Lifts open.Lots of fresh snow to play in today. Bright sunshine and no wind here in Oz Station.

Oz en Oisans Snow Conditions:Great conditions for this time of year

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Clear blue skies, most lifts are open,Temperature: -1°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. Oz station winterLe Chateau d'Oz, Great place lovely food. Snow sure. Lots of fresh snow to play in today. Bright sunshine and no wind here in Oz Station.
  2. Oz station winterManager Report: Clear skies at Oz en Oisans. No wind today. About freezing. New snow is ankle depth. All lifts are open. The pistes have good snow.
  3. 7734%20parallel%20lines%20logo%20mini%20logo%2080x21%20rgbParallel Lines Ski Beautiful30cms fresh in Meribel [link]
  4. Logo%20vtunited%20horiz+3valOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens All lifts open, perfect snow conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
  
*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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1100m — 2800m)

snow report today

0 km away

Oz en Oisans webcam
100
30
Heavy
Spring
4 cm
today
4
1
34
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1950 m
1850m 2200m 2350m

(1100m — 3350m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 km away

Alpe d'Huez webcam
215
115

Fresh

Powder
5 cm
3 days ago
4
3
40
snow showers
clear
rain showers
Mid station 2225 m
1850m 2200m 2350m

(1101m — 2801m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 km away

90
Spring snow
Spring snow
10 cm
19 days ago
4
1
34
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1951 m
1850m 2200m 2350m

(1651m — 3600m)

snow report 2 days ago

10 km away

180
40

Fresh
Best up high
5 cm
2 days ago
5
5
53
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2626 m
1850m 2150m 2350m

(1400m — 2256m)

snow report 2 days ago

16 km away

Chamrousse webcam
55
25
Wet
Varied
10 cm
18 days ago
1
18
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1828 m
1950m 2400m 2350m

Notes on the Oz en Oisans Snow Report

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

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

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

submit an eyeball snow reportSubmit an eyeball snow report for Oz en Oisans
register