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Valmeinier Snow Report for 18 Dec 2014

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 18 Dec 2014. 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: 18 Dec 2014

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

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 24 Mar 2014
Fresh snow depth: - cm

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

Resort Ski Report: 0 out of 1 Lifts open. -

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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
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
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Sat Sun Mon

(1430m — 2601m)

snow report yesterday

6 km away

50
Fair
Limited
1 cm
6 days ago
24
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2016 m
1750m 2300m 3400m

(2300m — 3230m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

100
60

Excellent

Varied
60 cm
2 days ago
21
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2765 m
1750m 2300m 3350m

(1550m — 2737m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

Valfrejus webcam
120
5
×
Closed
Limited
10 cm
11 days ago
21
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2144 m
1750m 2300m 3400m

(1450m — 2850m)

snow report yesterday

15 km away

60
8

Fresh
Limited
15 cm
2 days ago
23
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2150 m
1700m 2250m 3350m

(1550m — 2264m)

snow report yesterday

18 km away

30
8
Fair
Limited
20 cm
2 days ago
25
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1907 m
1750m 2300m 3350m

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.