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Tignes Snow Report for 13 Dec 2017

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Tignes Snow Report for 13 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Tignes brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Tignes snow report shown below was updated on 13 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 Tignes.

Tignes Snow Report Issued: 13 Dec 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 12 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:10cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
175
96
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Fresh
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsFresh

Resort Ski Report:43 out of 62 Lifts open.

Tignes Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud, Partly cloudy, some sunny spells, Temperature: -10°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at Pila. No wind here. Feeling cold here today. Deep new snow, up to my thighs! Most lifts are open. The pistes are in excellent condition. It's an off-piste powder day!
  2. High res simply val logoSimply Val d'Isere A similar Ski day today #valdisere. Gorgeous this morning and more snow coming in this afternoon [link]
  3. Logo snowforcastChalet Chardons Glorious sunshine on fresh powder... it's hard to believe we still have a few rooms available over Christmas with conditions like this so early!! #tignes #valdisere #skichalet #skifrance
  4. Logo%20vtunited%20horiz+3valOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens Great conditions for this time of year. Snow forecast for tomorrow, good news.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Cloudless skies over Val Thorens. Calm. Pretty cold today. Snow conditions on piste are good.
  
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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

(1556m — 3456m)

snow report today

0 km away

Tignes webcam
175
96

Fresh

Fresh
10 cm
yesterday
71
24
3
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2506 m
1250m 1550m 750m

(1850m — 3550m)

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4 km away

Val d'Isere webcam
175
96

Excellent
Best up high
70 cm
2 days ago
73
21
3
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2700 m
1250m 1550m 750m

(1545m — 2620m)

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13 km away

Sainte Foy webcam
160
75
×
Closed

Varied
40 cm
yesterday
69
31
3
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2082 m
1200m 1500m 750m

(1301m — 2401m)

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14 km away

185
80
×
Closed

Varied
2 cm
yesterday
51
29
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1851 m
1150m 1450m 700m

(1250m — 3250m)

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15 km away

La Plagne webcam
220
40
×
Closed
5 cm
yesterday
52
24
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2250 m
1150m 1450m 700m

Notes on the Tignes Snow Report

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

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

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