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Praz De Lys Sommand Snow Report for 20 Jan 2018

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Praz De Lys Sommand Snow Report for 20 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Praz De Lys Sommand brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Praz De Lys Sommand snow report shown below was updated on 20 Jan 2018. 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 Praz De Lys Sommand.

Praz De Lys Sommand Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2018

Season opens: 23 December 2017 | Season closes: 15 April 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 19 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:30 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
210
130
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Good
PowderOff piste
×
No snow
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:22 out of 23 Lifts open. -

Praz De Lys Sommand Snow Conditions:Powder day!

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun, Good news, snow is forecast, Temperature: -4°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporter Powder day!. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: There is heavy snow falling in Saint Gervais.
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing heavily in Megeve.
  4. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snow is falling at altitude in Morzine.
  5. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Some cloudy spells at Chamonix. Light winds here. Thaw. Fresh snow is waist deep! All lifts are closed. Excellent piste conditions.
  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1172m — 2002m)

snow report yesterday

8 km away

180
80

Good
Heavy
16 cm
2 days ago
42
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1587 m
1800m 2350m 2050m

(999m — 2019m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

Morzine webcam
165
5
Powder
Powder
30 cm
4 days ago
42
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1509 m
1750m 2300m 2000m

(800m — 1400m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

90
35
Packed 4 days ago
21
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1100 m
1950m 2550m 2250m

(1000m — 2460m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

Avoriaz webcam
360
240

Fresh

Fresh
40 cm
3 days ago
49
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1730 m
1750m 2300m 2000m

(689m — 1900m)

snow report yesterday

15 km away

Morillon webcam
420
50

Fresh

Fresh
4 cm
yesterday
31
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1294 m
1750m 2250m 2000m

Notes on the Praz De Lys Sommand Snow Report

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

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

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