Login / Sign Up


Snow-Forecast logoSnow mountain photo

Android app on Google Play Snow Report Snow Forecast App

133

23 February site announcement: 6 new map areas:

4 new detailed Japan forecast maps Hokkaido, Northern Honshu, Central Honshu and a detailed weather map of southern Japan.

There is also a new South Korea snow forecast map as well as an overview map of all of East Asia covering South Korea, Japan and eastern China.

Ski France

Valmeinier Snow Report for 1 Mar 2015

Our Snow Report for Valmeinier brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Valmeinier snow report shown below was updated on 1 Mar 2015. 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 Valmeinier.

Valmeinier Snow Report Issued: 1 Mar 2015

Season opens: 13 December 2014 | Season closes: 17 April 2015

snow report webcam thumbnail
Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 18 Dec 2014
Fresh snow depth: - cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
70
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
Good
Powder Off piste -
Resort runs Resort runs open

Resort Ski Report: 30 out of 30 Lifts open. Pistes open: 20/20 green, 28/28 blue, 30/32 red, 5/9 black.

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: For Valloire: Light winds here. About freezing. A few inches of new snow. All lifts are open. Snow conditions on piste are good. Variable snow conditions off-piste
  2. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Val d'Isere.
  3. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: Snowing in Val d'Isere.
  4. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report: It is snowing steadily in Tignes.
  
sfc snow report icon

No snow report today? Submit a user Snow Report here.*

*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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1101m — 1801m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 km away

125
55
Packed 2 days ago
1
5
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1451 m
1800m 1750m 1500m

(1430m — 2601m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 km away

120
40

Excellent
Tracked
5 cm
5 days ago
23
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2016 m
1850m 1800m 1550m

(1600m — 2550m)

snow report today

8 km away

150
70

Good
today
23
8
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2075 m
1800m 1750m 1500m

(2300m — 3230m)

snow report today

12 km away

200
125

Excellent

Varied
today
29
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2765 m
1800m 1750m 1500m

(1550m — 2737m)

snow report 2 days ago

14 km away

Valfrejus webcam
325
80

Excellent
Tracked
2 cm
2 days ago
21
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2144 m
1850m 1800m 1550m

Notes on the Valmeinier Snow Report

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

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

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