Les Arcs Snow Report:

The Les Arcs snow report is: 50 out of 53 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 16cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Friday 17 of January at 4PM and Saturday 18 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Les Arcs Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Sat 18 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Les Arcs snow depths: updated 23 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
215cm
Lower snow depth:
136cm

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 23 Jan 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 Les Arcs.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Dec 25
15cm
Dec 27
5cm
Jan 17
16cm
Jan 18

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Fresh
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Fri 24 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
9cm Tue 28 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
50 out of 53
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Les Arcs snow conditions

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  • 1
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  • 0
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Les Arcs:

  • 27 km away from Les Arcs

    6 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Excellentes conditions for skiing! from Les Contamines

  • 39 km away from Les Arcs

    - Office de Tourisme de Val Thorens8 hour ago
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    Wow - excellent conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open. from Val Thorens

Les Arcs Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Les Arcs

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

Resort
Issued: today 6km  away
Issued: today 6km  away
Issued: today 6km  away
Issued: today 7km  away
Issued: today 12km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
200cm
110cm
Upper
Lower
215cm
65cm
Upper
Lower
170cm
70cm
Upper
Lower
170cm
147cm
Upper
Lower
200cm
110cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
16cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
16cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
16cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
10cm
21cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
8cm
16cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
7cm
17cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
9cm
20cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
10cm
19cm
Weather
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2250m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
rain showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1851m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2082m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2225m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2250m

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.