Arolla Snow Report:

The Arolla snow report is: 6 out of 6 Lifts open. 40 of 47 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 6cm (2.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Wednesday 19 of February at 10AM and Wednesday 19 of February at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Arolla Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Wed 19 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Arolla snow depths: updated 22 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
154cm
Lower snow depth:
81cm

Arolla resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Arolla brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Arolla snow report shown below was updated on 22 Feb 2020. 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 Arolla.

Last snowfall:

24cm
Feb 14
1cm
Feb 17
4cm
Feb 18
6cm
Feb 19

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Tue 25 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
18cm Wed 26 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
6 out of 6
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Arolla snow conditions

  • 2
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Arolla:

  • 38 km away from Arolla

    12 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    No clouds over Macugnaga today. Strong winds. Thaw. No new snow. Lifts are all open. The pistes are wet. Off-piste is slushy. from Macugnaga

Arolla Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Arolla 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Arolla

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Webcam
Evolène webcamNo webcamNo webcamZermatt webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
120cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
110cm
32cm
Upper
Lower
110cm
32cm
Upper
Lower
225cm
48cm
Upper
Lower
130cm
40cm
Piste State
Piste
Closed
Off Piste
Powder
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
7cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
4 days ago
Amount:
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4cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
4 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
53cm
21cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
48cm
20cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
51cm
19cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
38cm
29cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
56cm
18cm
Weather
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2358m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2231m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2286m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 2720m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
partially cloudy
Mid station 1894m

Notes on the Arolla Snow Report

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

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

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