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Les Deux Alpes Snow Report for 19 Jan 2019

Ski France

Les Deux Alpes Snow Report for 19 Jan 2019

Our Snow Report for Les Deux Alpes brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Les Deux Alpes snow report shown below was updated on 19 Jan 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 Les Deux Alpes.

Les Deux Alpes Snow Report Issued: 19 Jan 2019

Season opens: 1 December 2018 | Season closes: 27 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 18 Jan 2019
Fresh snow depth:12 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
90
50
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Fresh
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:42 out of 50 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 12cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Thursday 17 of January at 10AM and Friday 18 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snowing heavily at Auris En Oisans.
  2. Is it snowing? No clouds over Les 7 Laux today. Just a light breeze today. Pretty cold today. Shin-deep new snow. Lifts are mostly open. Fair skiing on pistes. The off-piste has variable snow conditions.
  3. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Heavy snow is falling in Auris En Oisans.
  4. Eyeball reporterOffice de Tourisme de Val Thorens Fantastic skiing on piste. Another glorious day.
  5. resort manager reportManager report: Cloudless skies over Oz en Oisans. No wind today. Feeling cold here today. No fresh snow. Every lift is open. Excellent snow conditions on piste.
  
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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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1651m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

90
50

Fresh
12 cm
2 days ago
5
31
29
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 2626 m
850m 750m 700m

(1600m — 3330m)

snow report yesterday

3 km away

86
30

Fresh
11 cm
2 days ago
5
32
28
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 2465 m
850m 750m 700m

(1100m — 3350m)

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7 km away

Alpe d'Huez webcam
125
87

Fresh
11 cm
2 days ago
6
37
27
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 2225 m
900m 750m 700m

(1349m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

Oz en Oisans webcam
90
27

Fresh
10 cm
2 days ago
6
40
27
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 2074 m
900m 750m 700m

(1351m — 2001m)

snow report 2 days ago

12 km away

Col d' Ornon webcam
6 cm
2 days ago
4
33
18
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 1676 m
900m 750m 700m

Notes on the Les Deux Alpes Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Les Deux Alpes weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Les Deux Alpes, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Les Deux Alpes. 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 Deux Alpes snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Les Deux Alpes snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Les Deux Alpes 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 Deux Alpes 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 Deux Alpes, study the Les Deux Alpes 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 Deux Alpes snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Les Deux Alpes 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 Deux Alpes (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Les Deux Alpes Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Les Deux Alpes 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.

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