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Alpe du Grand-Serre Snow Report for 17 Dec 2018

Ski France

Alpe du Grand-Serre Snow Report for 17 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Alpe du Grand-Serre brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Alpe du Grand-Serre snow report shown below was updated on 17 Dec 2018. 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 Alpe du Grand-Serre.

Alpe du Grand-Serre Snow Report Issued: 17 Dec 2018

Season opens: 22 December 2018 | Season closes: 24 March 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 17 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:9 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 14 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 14cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Saturday 15 of December at 10PM and Monday 17 of December at 4PM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: It is snowing heavily in Auris En Oisans.
  2. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snowing heavily in Auris En Oisans.
  
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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

(1367m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

opens in 4 days 9 cm
yesterday
13
8
heavy snow
clear
light rain
Mid station 1784 m
1850m 1400m 2000m

(1400m — 2256m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

Chamrousse webcam
55
30
Packed 17 cm
yesterday
14
11
heavy snow
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 1828 m
1900m 1400m 2000m

(1351m — 2001m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

Col d' Ornon webcam
1 cm
yesterday
15
9
heavy snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
Mid station 1676 m
1650m 1250m 1750m

(1100m — 3350m)

snow report yesterday

18 km away

Alpe d'Huez webcam
94
77

Fresh

Fresh
34 cm
yesterday
31
12
17
heavy snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2225 m
1650m 1250m 1800m

(1600m — 3330m)

snow report yesterday

18 km away

Auris En Oisans webcam
8 cm
yesterday
33
9
18
heavy snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2465 m
1650m 1250m 1750m

Notes on the Alpe du Grand-Serre Snow Report

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

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

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