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Avoriaz snow report:

The Avoriaz snow report is: 35 out of 170 Lifts open. 178 of 580 km of pistes open. The Swiss part of the ski resort is open, the French part is closed! Our model predicted that 3cm (1.2 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Sunday 07 of March at 4PM and Monday 08 of March at 4PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Avoriaz Piste State: Packed powder or groomed snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
3cm
Mon 08 Mar
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sat 13 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Avoriaz snow depths: updated 08 March 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
261cm
Lower snow depth:
30cm

Avoriaz resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Avoriaz brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Avoriaz snow report shown below was updated on 8 Mar 2021. 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 Avoriaz.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Feb 17
1cm
Mar 05
1cm
Mar 07
3cm
Mar 08

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste conditions:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 11 Mar (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
12cm Fri 12 Mar (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
35 out of 170
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Avoriaz snow conditions

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Latest snow reports near Avoriaz:

  • 24 km away from Avoriaz

    17 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Intermittent light rain reported from Aigle at 381 metres elevation 7 kms WSW of Leysin but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Leysin

  • 10 km away from Avoriaz

    - Abondance18 hour ago
    Abondance noir 2016 web

    Ludoffaz slope is open every day. The Essert ski area is closed because of the COVID restrictions. from Abondance

  • 24 km away from Avoriaz

    23 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light rain reported from Aigle at 381 metres elevation 7 kms WSW of Leysin but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Leysin

Avoriaz Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Avoriaz 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Avoriaz

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light snow
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clear
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light rain
Mid station 1945m
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light snow
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clear
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light rain
Mid station 1658m
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light snow
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clear
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light rain
Mid station 1730m
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light snow
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clear
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light rain
Mid station 1509m
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light snow
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Thu
light rain
Mid station 1702m

Notes on the Avoriaz Snow Report

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

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

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