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Abondance Snow Report:

The Abondance snow report is: 20 out of 0 Lifts open. Ludoffaz slope is open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday : 9am - 12pm-1pm- 4.30pm . The Essert ski area is closed because of the COVID restrictions. Abondance Piste State: Closed. Reported Weather Conditions: Heavy Snow, Another glorious day, Temperature: -5°C.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
17cm
Mon 18 Jan
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Last significant snowfall:

Shin
17cm
Mon 18 Jan
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Abondance snow depths: updated 19 January 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
130cm
Lower snow depth:
50cm

Abondance resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Abondance brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Abondance snow report shown below was updated on 19 Jan 2021. 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 Abondance.

Last snowfall:

32cm
Jan 14
38cm
Jan 15
20cm
Jan 17
17cm
Jan 18

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Closed
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Fresh
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Fri 22 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
15cm Sat 23 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
20 out of 0
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Abondance snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 5
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Abondance:

  • 4 km away from Abondance

    21 minute ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Wow - excellent conditions. Lovely spring weather, perfect ski day. from La Chapelle d'Abondance

  • 11 km away from Abondance

    - Bernex23 hour ago
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    slopes and lifts will open later (following government decisions) from Bernex

  • Abondance24 hour ago
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    Ludoffaz slope is open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday : 9am - 12pm-1pm- 4.30pm . The Essert ski area is closed because of the COVID restrictions. from Abondance

  • 14 km away from Abondance

    24 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Resort not yet open. Another glorious day. from Praz De Lys Sommand

Abondance Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Abondance 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Abondance

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Abondance using our Snowfinder page.

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Webcam
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80cm
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partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
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Notes on the Abondance Snow Report

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

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

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