Briancon Snow Report:

The Briancon snow report is: out of 1 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Friday 24 of January at 10AM and Friday 24 of January at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Sat 18 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Briancon snow depths: updated 26 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
10cm
Lower snow depth:
10cm

Briancon resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Briancon brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Briancon snow report shown below was updated on 26 Jan 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 Briancon.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Dec 27
5cm
Jan 17
10cm
Jan 18
2cm
Jan 24

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Mon 27 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Tue 28 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Briancon snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Briancon:

  • 48 km away from Briancon

    - Weather radar observation: 44 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling in Auris En Oisans. from Auris En Oisans

  • 39 km away from Briancon

    60 minute ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light rain reported from Embrun at 876 metres elevation 8 kms WSW of Crevoux but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Crevoux

  • 48 km away from Briancon

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Auris En Oisans. from Auris En Oisans

  • 41 km away from Briancon

    - Office de Tourisme de Val Thorens8 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Good skiing/boarding throughout the area. Good news, snow is forecast. from Val Thorens

Briancon Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Briancon

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

Resort
Issued: today 6km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 9km  away
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Issued: 2 days ago 12km  away
Issued: today 13km  away
Webcam
No webcamClaviere (Via Lattea) webcamSerre Chevalier webcamCesana Torinese (Via Lattea) webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
310cm
260cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
185cm
58cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
48cm
48cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
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Date:
1cm
2 days ago
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Date:
2cm
2 days ago
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1cm
2 days ago
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2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
5cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
5cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
17cm
7cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
4cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
7cm
4cm
Weather
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2015m
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2086m
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2000m
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2086m
Sun
light snow
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1776m

Notes on the Briancon Snow Report

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

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

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