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Argentiere Snow Report for 11 Dec 2018

Ski France

Argentiere Snow Report for 11 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Argentiere brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Argentiere snow report shown below was updated on 11 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 Argentiere.

Argentiere Snow Report Issued: 11 Dec 2018

Season opens: 15 December 2018 | Season closes: 1 May 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 11 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:3 cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 10 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 159cm (63 inches) of snow fell over 84 hours between Friday 07 of December at 10PM and Tuesday 11 of December at 10AM CET at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. Pnlogo snowcastPremiere Neige The groomers are out in force! Our #winterwonderland is ready for another winter season in Sainte Foy! #saintefoy #snow #powder #skiholidays #frenchalps #skitime #winterishere #nurseryslopes [link]
  2. New image winChalet Alpina Fantastic skiing on piste. Overcast skies, very low temperatures.
  3. Skivillaroger 1 Ski Villaroger Blue sky bit of cloud but slopes quiet and in perfect condition skiing in #valdisere #prexmaski #lsstminskideals #skiweekend [link]
  4. Unnamed (1)Element Ski School Amazing piste conditions and still some great off piste in Verbier. High avalanche risk in some areas after all the wind though. More snow coming too. #4valleys #Verbier
  
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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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1858m — 2671m)

snow report yesterday

13 km away

La Fouly - Val Ferret webcam
39
59
Sat 141 cm
3 days ago
45
25
99
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2264 m
1000m 1000m 1900m

(1702m — 2671m)

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16 km away

No Info 143 cm
3 days ago
49
28
105
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2186 m
950m 950m 1900m

(1585m — 2500m)

snow report yesterday

18 km away

Flaine webcam
50
Packed 128 cm
3 days ago
46
32
89
snow showers
cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2042 m
850m 700m 1750m

(1297m — 2367m)

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18 km away

60
20

Good
108 cm
3 days ago
34
21
82
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 1832 m
950m 950m 1900m

(1500m — 3330m)

snow report yesterday

27 km away

Verbier webcam
155
35

Good
125 cm
3 days ago
41
22
82
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 2415 m
950m 1050m 1900m

Notes on the Argentiere Snow Report

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

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

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