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Val Thorens Snow Report for 26 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Val Thorens at  m altitude issued: 12 pm26 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Val Thorens Snow Report for 26 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Val Thorens brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Val Thorens snow report shown below was updated on 26 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 Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Snow Report Issued: 26 Feb 2017

Season opens: 26 November 2016 | Season closes: 1 May 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 26 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
205
95
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:32 out of 32Lifts open.-

Val Thorens Snow Conditions:Fantastic skiing on piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Clear blue skies, all lifts open,Temperature: -5°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. High%20res%20simply%20val%20logoSimply Val d'Isere Stunning cloud formation today #valdisere . Heavy snow due in the next few days [link]
  2. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger Ski up to 7 different Resorts with us... all high altitude so guaranteed skiing.. Easter availability as well as short breaks [link]
  3. eyeball reporterOT pralognan la vanoise Some icy patches. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
  4. Logo%20vtunited%20horiz+3valOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens Fantastic skiing on piste. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
  5. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger Wanting to fill up the last few rooms left during the season. Give us a mail/ call to discuss.. prices from £75pp pn fully catered
  
*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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Resort Webcam Top
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
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snow report today

0 km away

205
95

Excellent

Fresh
today
50
21
26
partly cloudy
clear
heavy snow
Mid station 2765 m
2800m 2200m 1300m

(1450m — 2850m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 km away

Les Menuires webcam
120
40

Good
Best up high
2 cm
2 days ago
43
19
20
partly cloudy
clear
heavy snow
Mid station 2150 m
2750m 2150m 1300m

(1550m — 2737m)

snow report 2 days ago

12 km away

Valfrejus webcam
270
70

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
18 days ago
Overcast skies // 24 Feb
36
14
22
partly cloudy
clear
heavy snow
Mid station 2144 m
2850m 2200m 1300m

(1452m — 2952m)

snow report yesterday

13 km away

119
40

Good
Best up high
3 cm
2 days ago
44
20
20
partly cloudy
clear
heavy snow
Mid station 2202 m
2750m 2150m 1250m

(1402m — 2850m)

snow report 2 days ago

14 km away

120
40

Good
Best up high
2 cm
2 days ago
44
20
17
clear
clear
heavy snow
Mid station 2126 m
2700m 2150m 1300m

Notes on the Val Thorens Snow Report

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

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

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