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Val Thorens Snow Report for 9 May 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Val Thorens at  m altitude issued: 1 pm24 May 2016 (local time)  
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Val Thorens Snow Report for 9 May 2016

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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 9 May 2016. 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: 9 May 2016

Season opens: 28 November 2015 | Season closes: 8 May 2016

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon 30 Apr 2016
Fresh snow depth:0cm

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BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:27 out of 32Lifts open.-

Val Thorens Snow Conditions:No information received

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Cloudy this morning, clearing later,Temperature: 0°C

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  1. High%20res%20simply%20val%20logoSimply Val d'Isere Mid May #valdisere and the snow is STILL falling! @SeeValdIsere [link]
  2. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger Rain during the night and snow down 1700m here in the #tarentaisevalley.. Decking for #tipi put on hold till it stops raining
  3. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger #roadtoitaly #snow #frenchalps #skivillaroger [link]
  4. Skivillaroger[1]Ski Villaroger #coldepetitstbernard opens next weekend.. We cycled up today to look at the snow #awesome #roadbiking [link]
*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.

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(1556m — 3456m)

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33 km away

light snow
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Mid station 2506 m
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light snow
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Mid station 2700 m
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partly cloudy
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Mid station 2626 m
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End Of Season 45 days ago
light snow
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Mid station 2264 m
2400m 2900m 3450m

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End Of Season 77 days ago
light rain
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Mid station 1832 m
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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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