Courchevel Snow Report:

The Courchevel snow report is: 0 out of 97 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 85cm (33 inches) of snow fell over 66 hours between Wednesday 11 of December at 10PM and Saturday 14 of December at 4PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
77cm
Sat 14 Dec

Last significant snowfall:

Thigh
77cm
Sat 14 Dec

Courchevel snow depths: updated 14 December 2019

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

Courchevel resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Courchevel brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Courchevel snow report shown below was updated on 14 Dec 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 Courchevel.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Dec 11
9cm
Dec 12
60cm
Dec 13
85cm
Dec 14

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
5cm Fri 20 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Fri 20 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 97
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Courchevel snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Courchevel:

  • 29 km away from Courchevel

    7 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Heavy snow is falling at Valmeinier. from Valmeinier

  • 41 km away from Courchevel

    8 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snow falling in La Thuile. from La Thuile

  • 10 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Heavy snow is falling in Courchevel. from Courchevel

  • 49 km away from Courchevel

    13 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    It is snowing lightly in Courmayeur. Just a light breeze today. Freeze-thaw conditions. Knee-deep fresh snow! There are some open lifts. Good snow on the pistes. Fresh snow off-piste. from Courmayeur

  • 23 km away from Courchevel

    14 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snowing in Val d'Isere. from Val d'Isere

Courchevel Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Courchevel

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

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Last Snow
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yesterday
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Notes on the Courchevel Snow Report

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

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

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