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Pila Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Pila Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017


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

Pila Snow Report Issued: 15 Dec 2017

Season opens: 7 December 2017 | Season closes: 15 April 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 10 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:70cm

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

Resort Ski Report:9 out of 15 Lifts open.

Pila Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun, Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells, Temperature: -6°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. Snow%20report%20logoChalet Alpina Wow just finished digging out the car. 200cm base on the mountain. 150cm in the village. La Rosier ski lifts open tomorrow. Book up at Luxury self catering apartments
  2. eyeball reporterMember Report: Cloudless skies over Zermatt. Calm. Very cold. Thigh-deep new snow! Only some lifts are open. The pistes are in excellent condition. It's an off-piste powder day!
  3. High res simply val logoSimply Val d'Isere Women's World Cup downhill cancelled this weekend due to poor weather conditions (too much snow!)
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at a moderate rate at Tignes.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing heavily at Val d'Isere.
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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

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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
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(1450m — 2750m)

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0 km away

Pila webcam


70 cm
5 days ago
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2100 m
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(1450m — 2642m)

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29 km away

La Thuile webcam


40 cm
Another glorious day // 15 Dec
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2046 m
800m 500m 350m

(1222m — 2624m)

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Courmayeur webcam


100 cm
3 days ago
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1923 m
800m 500m 300m

(1858m — 2671m)

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moderate snow
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 2264 m
850m 550m 300m

(1524m — 3480m)

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Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
Hard packed
Best up high
35 cm
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light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2502 m
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Notes on the Pila Snow Report

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

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

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