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Vaujany Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Vaujany Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Vaujany brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Vaujany snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 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 Vaujany.

Vaujany Snow Report Issued: 15 Dec 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 13 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:2cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
100
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
×
Closed
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 21 Lifts open.

Vaujany Snow Conditions:Resort not yet open

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow, Cloudy and snowy today, Temperature: -8°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. Oz station winterLe Chateau d'Oz, Great place lovely food. Snow sure. Great opening to the season last weekend. Excellent skiing on well prepared pistes. Snowing and very cold just now, so wrap up.
  2. Oz station winterManager Report: Heavy snow is falling at Oz en Oisans.
  3. Logo%20vtunited%20horiz+3valOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens Great skiing thanks to the new snow that fell over the weekend. Snow expected on upper slopes.
  4. Oz station winterLe Chateau d'Oz, Great place lovely food. Snow sure. Great opening to the season this weekend. Excellent skiing on well prepared pistes. Sunny but very cold.
  
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*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

(1100m — 2800m)

snow report today

3 km away

Oz en Oisans webcam
140
60

Excellent

Varied
10 cm
today
18
12
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1950 m
650m 800m 950m

(2300m — 3230m)

snow report today

41 km away

240
140

Excellent

Powder
10 cm
today
11
19
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2765 m
650m 1100m 1350m

(1452m — 2952m)

snow report yesterday

47 km away

180
65
Powder
Powder
10 cm
yesterday
10
15
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2202 m
650m 1050m 1250m

(1338m — 2738m)

snow report yesterday

53 km away

Courchevel webcam
130
101

Excellent

Fresh
6 cm
yesterday
10
13
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2038 m
650m 1100m 1300m

(1251m — 1808m)

snow report 2 days ago

59 km away

40
20
Packed 8 days ago
4
10
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1530 m
700m 1000m 1450m

Notes on the Vaujany Snow Report

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

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

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