Les Arcs snow report:

The Les Arcs snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 2 cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Friday 15 of October at 12AM and Thursday 21 of October at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Wed 06 Oct (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Les Arcs snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Les Arcs resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Les Arcs brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Les Arcs snow report shown below was updated on 21 Oct 2021. 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 Les Arcs.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Sep 21
4cm
Sep 26
1cm
Oct 02
6cm
Oct 06

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Piste conditions:
Tell us
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
4cm Thu 21 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Thu 21 Oct (AM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Les Arcs snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 5
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Les Arcs:

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Les Arcs Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Les Arcs 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Les Arcs

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

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Piste State
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
No Info
Piste
End Of Season
Off Piste
No Info
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
8cm
15 days ago
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3cm
15 days ago
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1cm
15 days ago
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6cm
15 days ago
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2cm
15 days ago
Next 9 Days
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Weather
Thu
light snow
Fri
clear
Sat
clear
Mid station 2506m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
clear
Mid station 2264m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
clear
Mid station 1832m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
clear
Mid station 2186m
Thu
rain showers
Fri
clear
Sat
clear
Mid station 1894m

Notes on the Les Arcs Snow Report

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

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

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