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Auris En Oisans Snow Report for 24 Jan 2019

Ski France

Auris En Oisans Snow Report for 24 Jan 2019

Our Snow Report for Auris En Oisans brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Auris En Oisans snow report shown below was updated on 24 Jan 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 Auris En Oisans.

Auris En Oisans Snow Report Issued: 24 Jan 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 24 Jan 2019
Fresh snow depth:16 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
86
30
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Fresh
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:10 out of 12 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 16cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Wednesday 23 of January at 10AM and Thursday 24 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snow falling heavily at Auris En Oisans.
  2. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snow falling heavily in Auris En Oisans.
  3. 106Chalet Oz en Oisan Fresh snow. Bright start, but very cold. Strong North East wind high up. Excellent conditions.
  4. Eyeball reporterOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens Excellent on and off piste conditions. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  5. Is it snowing? It is snowing steadily at Chamrousse.
  
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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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1600m — 3330m)

snow report today

0 km away

86
30

Fresh
16 cm
today
1
64
93
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2465 m
250m 250m 1050m

(1651m — 3600m)

snow report today

3 km away

90
50

Fresh
15 cm
today
62
103
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2626 m
250m 250m 1050m

(1100m — 3350m)

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6 km away

Alpe d'Huez webcam
100
82

Fresh
17 cm
today
1
67
82
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2225 m
250m 250m 950m

(1349m — 2800m)

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9 km away

Oz en Oisans webcam
90
27

Fresh
18 cm
today
2
68
78
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2074 m
250m 200m 950m

(1351m — 2001m)

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10 km away

Col d' Ornon webcam
15
10
13 cm
today
55
52
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1676 m
250m 300m 1100m

Notes on the Auris En Oisans Snow Report

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

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

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