Ski Argentina

Las Leñas Snow Report for 12 Feb 2019

Ski Argentina

Las Leñas Snow Report for 12 Feb 2019

Our Snow Report for Las Leñas brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Las Leñas snow report shown below was updated on 12 Feb 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 Las Leñas.

Las Leñas Snow Report Issued: 12 Feb 2019

Season opens: 15 June 2019 | Season closes: 29 September 2019

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon 12 Feb 2019
Fresh snow depth:10 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 13 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 10cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Monday 11 of February at 3PM and Tuesday 12 of February at 9AM -03 at the mid mountain level

  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Wed Thu Fri

(942m — 1020m)

snow report yesterday

1706 km away

1 cm
yesterday
1
2
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 981 m
1100m 900m 1200m

(4895m — 5395m)

snow report yesterday

2083 km away

2 cm
yesterday
5
4
9
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 5145 m
5300m 5350m 5400m

(194m — 966m)

snow report yesterday

2183 km away

1 cm
yesterday
7
8
light snow
snow showers
light rain
Mid station 580 m
700m 400m 550m

(5548m — 6767m)

snow report yesterday

2995 km away

8 cm
yesterday
19
25
20
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 6158 m
5150m 5200m 5150m

(3957m — 5785m)

snow report yesterday

3998 km away

13 cm
yesterday
13
57
22
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 4871 m
5050m 5050m 5050m

Notes on the Las Leñas Snow Report

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

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

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