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Villard-de-Lans Snow Report for 17 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Villard-de-Lans at  m altitude issued: 12 am18 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Villard-de-Lans Snow Report for 17 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Villard-de-Lans brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Villard-de-Lans snow report shown below was updated on 17 Jan 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 Villard-de-Lans.

Villard-de-Lans Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 14 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:40cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
60
50
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff pisteBest up high
Resort runsResort runsExcellent

Resort Ski Report:11 out of 18Lifts open.

Villard-de-Lans Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Partly cloudy, some sunny spells,Temperature: -11°C

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  1. Oz station winterLe Chateau d'Oz, Great place lovely food. Snow sure. Bright sunshine in Oz Station. Very cold again, so wrap up. Excellent skiing all over the mountain.
  2. Oz station winterManager Report: No clouds over Oz en Oisans today. No wind today. Pretty cold today. A dusting of new snow. Lifts are mostly open. Excellent snow conditions on piste.
  
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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1050m — 2171m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Villard-de-Lans webcam
60
50

Excellent
Best up high
40 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1610 m
0m 350m 950m

(1245m — 1751m)

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19 km away

80
60
Packed 4 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1498 m
0m 550m 1050m

(1400m — 2256m)

snow report yesterday

26 km away

80
55

Fresh
Best up high
30 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1828 m
350m 800m 950m

(1100m — 3350m)

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41 km away

Alpe d'Huez webcam
160
70

Excellent

Varied
35 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2225 m
500m 800m 850m

(1100m — 2800m)

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42 km away

100
30

Excellent

Varied
24 cm
4 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 1950 m
450m 750m 800m

Notes on the Villard-de-Lans Snow Report

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

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

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