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Formigal Snow Report:

The Formigal snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Monday 23 of March at 12AM and Sunday 29 of March at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Mon 23 Mar (PM)
Origin:Report Origin


Formigal snow depths:

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

Formigal resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Formigal brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Formigal snow report shown below was updated on 29 Mar 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 Formigal.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Mar 22
4cm
Mar 23
1cm
Mar 25
2cm
Mar 26

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Mon 30 Mar (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Formigal snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Formigal:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Formigal Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Formigal

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

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 108km  away
Issued: yesterday 151km  away
Issued: yesterday 153km  away
Issued: yesterday 154km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 162km  away
Webcam
No webcamVallnord-Pal webcamVallnord-Arinsal webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
14cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
3cm
yesterday
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4cm
yesterday
Amount:
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7cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
15cm
8cm
12cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
10cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
10cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
11cm
12cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
6cm
10cm
Weather
Sun
clear
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2074m
Sun
clear
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2072m
Sun
clear
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2055m
Sun
clear
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 2284m
Sun
clear
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1780m

Notes on the Formigal Snow Report

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

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

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