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Puy St Vincent Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

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Puy St Vincent Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

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

Puy St Vincent Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2018

Season opens: 9 December 2017 | Season closes: 8 April 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 16 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:10 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
230
120
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 12 Lifts open.

Puy St Vincent Snow Conditions:Lower slopes good, excellent up high

Reported Weather Conditions:Blizzard, Lift operation affected by strong winds, Temperature: -5°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snow is falling at Alpe d'Huez.
  2. eyeball reporter Excellent on and off piste conditions. Light snow falling up high.
  3. Crevoux hiverdefCrévoux Excellent on and off piste conditions. Cloudy this morning, clearing later.
  4. Crevoux hiverdefCrévoux Great snow conditions throughout area. Cloudy this morning, clearing later.
  5. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Heavy snow is falling at Valmeinier.
  
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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

(1400m — 2750m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

230
120

Excellent

Varied
10 cm
2 days ago
35
10
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
Mid station 2075 m
1700m 1300m 1000m

(1151m — 2301m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

180
100

Excellent

Fresh
10 cm
on 16 Jan
42
11
1
light snow
snow showers
heavy snow
Mid station 1726 m
1650m 1350m 1000m

(1200m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

Serre Chevalier webcam
219
71

Fresh
Best up high
10 cm
2 days ago
35
13
1
light snow
snow showers
heavy snow
Mid station 2000 m
1700m 1350m 1000m

(1850m — 2725m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

159
120

Good
Best up high
5 cm
2 days ago
41
12
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
Mid station 2288 m
1600m 1300m 950m

(1350m — 2680m)

snow report yesterday

22 km away

318
288

Good
Best up high
5 cm
2 days ago
18
5
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
Mid station 2015 m
1850m 1350m 1050m

Notes on the Puy St Vincent Snow Report

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

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

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