Champex-Lac snow report:

The Champex-Lac snow report is: 2 out of 4 Lifts open. 0 of 25 km of pistes open.2 out of 2 runs to resort are open and their condition is good. Our model predicted that 19cm (7 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Tuesday 17 of January at 10AM and Thursday 19 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level Champex-Lac Piste State: Good. Reported Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy, Temperature: 1°C.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Wed 18 Jan (PM)
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Champex-Lac snow depths: updated 30 January 2023

Upper snow depth:
115cm
Lower snow depth:
40cm

Champex-Lac resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Champex-Lac brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Champex-Lac snow report shown below was updated on 30 Jan 2023. 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 Champex-Lac.

Last snowfall:

11cm
Jan 16
11cm
Jan 17
8cm
Jan 18
3cm
Jan 19

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Good
Off Piste conditions:
Powder
Next snowfall:
2.7cm Thu 02 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
2 out of 4
Resort runs:
Open

Champex-Lac snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 4
    Bluebird days

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Latest snow reports near Champex-Lac:

  • 37 km away from Champex-Lac

    1 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Excellent on and off piste conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open. from Les Gets

  • 50 km away from Champex-Lac

    4 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Clear skies at Cogne. Calm. Cold. The new snow is ankle deep. Every lift is open. The pistes are in excellent condition. Variable snow conditions off-piste from Cogne

Champex-Lac Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Champex-Lac 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Champex-Lac

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Champex-Lac using our Snowfinder page.

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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100cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
92cm
42cm
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Lower
90cm
80cm
Upper
Lower
115cm
50cm
Upper
Lower
130cm
30cm
Piste State
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
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1.0cm
6 days ago
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11 days ago
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1.0cm
6 days ago
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11 days ago
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4cm
11 days ago
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Weather
Mon
clear
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clear
Wed
part cloud
Mid station 1832m
Mon
clear
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clear
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clear
Mid station 1894m
Mon
clear
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clear
Wed
part cloud
Mid station 2264m
Mon
clear
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2415m
Mon
clear
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clear
Wed
part cloud
Mid station 1765m

Notes on the Champex-Lac Snow Report

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

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

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