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Puy St Vincent Snow Report for 21 Feb 2017

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Puy St Vincent Snow Report for 21 Feb 2017

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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 21 Feb 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 Puy St Vincent.

Puy St Vincent Snow Report Issued: 21 Feb 2017

Season opens: 10 December 2016 | Season closes: 17 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 14 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:12cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
70
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteHard packed
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:12 out of 12Lifts open.

Puy St Vincent Snow Conditions:Good skiing on firmly packed runs

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Clear skies providing great views,Temperature: 3°C

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  1. Les2m bannerLes2M Springtime weather, but great skiing from top to bottom. Impressive work from the L2A crew!
  
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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1400m — 2750m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

120
70
Hard packed
Varied
12 cm
8 days ago
1
30
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2075 m
2700m 2450m 1550m

(1200m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

Serre Chevalier webcam
153
20
Hard packed
Varied
5 cm
10 days ago
Another glorious day // 21 Feb
2
32
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2000 m
2650m 2400m 1550m

(1850m — 2725m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

100
20

Excellent
Tracked
15 cm
11 days ago
1
42
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2288 m
2800m 2550m 1650m

(1350m — 2680m)

snow report yesterday

22 km away

260
150
Hard packed
Varied
2 cm
14 days ago
Overcast skies // 21 Feb
30
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2015 m
2600m 2400m 1600m

(1350m — 2823m)

snow report yesterday

24 km away

Claviere (Via Lattea) webcam
140
50

Good

Varied
10 cm
13 days ago
30
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2086 m
2600m 2400m 1650m

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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