Arolla Snow Report:

The Arolla snow report is: 0 out of 5 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 25cm (10 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Saturday 16 of November at 10AM and Monday 18 of November at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
25cm
Mon 18 Nov

Arolla snow depths: updated 18 November 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

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 18 Nov 2019. 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:

47cm
Nov 15
50cm
Nov 16
24cm
Nov 17
25cm
Nov 18

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Thu 07 Nov (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Sat 09 Nov (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 5
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Arolla snow conditions

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

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Arolla Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Arolla 2018 - 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Arolla

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

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 16km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 16km  away
Issued: yesterday 20km  away
Issued: yesterday 21km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 27km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
21cm
2 days ago
Amount:
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28cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
10cm
2 days ago
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12cm
3 days ago
Amount:
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13cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
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48cm
11cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
2cm
9cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
45cm
11cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
1cm
17cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Thu
snow showers
Fri
light snow
Sat
heavy snow
Mid station 2502m
Thu
snow showers
Fri
snow showers
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2231m
Thu
snow showers
Fri
light snow
Sat
heavy snow
Mid station 2720m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
snow showers
Mid station 2415m
Thu
light rain
Fri
light rain
Sat
heavy rain
Mid station 1137m

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.