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Val Thorens Snow Report for 1 May 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Val Thorens at  m altitude issued: 7 am26 Jun 2017 (local time)
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Val Thorens Snow Report for 1 May 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 1 May 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: 1 May 2017

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

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon 30 Apr 2017
Fresh snow depth:10cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
160
100
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste
×
Not Enough Snow
Resort runsResort runsOpen

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

Val Thorens Snow Conditions:Very good piste conditions, best at top

Reported Weather Conditions:Light Snow,Light snow falling up high,Temperature: -7°C

  
*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)
Mon Tue Wed

(1500m — 2500m)

snow report 3 days ago

347 km away

Madonna di Campiglio webcam
50
10 cm
82 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2000 m
4000m 3850m 3750m

(2719m — 3000m)

snow report 2 days ago

8726 km away

Tiffindell webcam
20
20
Artificial 17 days ago
7
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2860 m
3450m 3100m 2950m

(1500m — 1984m)

snow report 2 days ago

10053 km away

340
50
Spring 56 days ago
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1742 m
4000m 4050m 4150m

(2693m — 2985m)

snow report 3 days ago

11873 km away

35
25

Good
×
No snow
26 cm
3 days ago
5
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2839 m
2900m 2550m 2400m

(1896m — 2201m)

snow report 2 days ago

11969 km away

50
30
Packed 9 days ago
1
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2048 m
2800m 2500m 2650m

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.