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Les Diablerets Snow Report for 20 Mar 2019

Ski Switzerland

Les Diablerets Snow Report for 20 Mar 2019

Our Snow Report for Les Diablerets brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Les Diablerets snow report shown below was updated on 20 Mar 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 Diablerets.

Les Diablerets Snow Report Issued: 20 Mar 2019

Season opens: 3 November 2018 | Season closes: 5 May 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 18 Mar 2019
Fresh snow depth:11 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
190
60
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Good
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:25 out of 25 Lifts open. 81 of 84 km of pistes open Our model predicted that 11cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 30 hours between Sunday 17 of March at 4PM and Monday 18 of March at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Reported Weather Conditions:no report

Eyeball snow report
  1. Eyeball reporter Fantastic skiing on piste. Great weather, no clouds in sight.
  2. Eyeball reporter Sunny but cold, so excellent conditions for march !
  3. Eyeball reporter Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon. Clear blue skies, most lifts are open.
  4. Is it snowing? Cloudless skies over Villars. No wind here. No new snow. Lifts are mostly open. Excellent snow conditions on piste. Varied snow off-piste today.
  5. Is it snowing? Cloudless skies over Villars. Most lifts are open. Excellent piste conditions. The off-piste has variable snow conditions.
  
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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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1200m — 3000m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Les Diablerets webcam
190
60

Good

Powder
11 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2100 m
2450m 2950m 2800m

(1417m — 1905m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

Les Mosses - La Lécherette webcam
200
10

Good
Hard
9 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1661 m
2450m 2950m 2850m

(1207m — 2120m)

snow report yesterday

8 km away

190
30

Good

Powder
6 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1664 m
2550m 2950m 2850m

(1250m — 2205m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

Leysin webcam
200
10

Good
Hard
7 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1728 m
2550m 2950m 2850m

(1219m — 2555m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

170
10

Good

Powder
14 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1887 m
2100m 2900m 2800m

Notes on the Les Diablerets Snow Report

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

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