Orelle Snow Report:

The Orelle snow report is: 0 out of 0 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 11cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Wednesday 11 of December at 4PM and Thursday 12 of December at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
11cm
Thu 12 Dec

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Thu 12 Dec

Orelle snow depths: updated 12 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Orelle resort conditions:

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

Last snowfall:

33cm
Dec 09
41cm
Dec 10
4cm
Dec 11
11cm
Dec 12

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
10cm Sat 14 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
10cm Sat 14 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 0
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Orelle snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Orelle:

  • 40 km away from Orelle

    - Weather radar observation: 35 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily at Auris En Oisans. from Auris En Oisans

  • 42 km away from Orelle

    38 minute ago
    Is it snowing?

    Heavy snow is falling in Val d'Isere. from Val d'Isere

  • 40 km away from Orelle

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at Auris En Oisans. from Auris En Oisans

  • 35 km away from Orelle

    2 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snowing heavily at La Plagne. from La Plagne

  • 20 km away from Orelle

    - Snow-Forecast2 hour ago
    Snowfore

    Excellent on and off piste conditions. Heavy snow just keeps on falling. from Méribel

Orelle Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Orelle

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

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Webcam
Valmeinier webcamNo webcamNo webcamValfrejus webcamLes Menuires webcam
Snow Depth
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40cm
5cm
Upper
Lower
173cm
148cm
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Lower
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0cm
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Piste State
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Amount:
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9cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
8cm
yesterday
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12cm
yesterday
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6cm
yesterday
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Next 9 Days
0-3
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62cm
3cm
62cm
0-3
3-6
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74cm
7cm
74cm
0-3
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63cm
2cm
63cm
0-3
3-6
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64cm
7cm
64cm
0-3
3-6
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69cm
2cm
69cm
Weather
Fri
moderate snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 2050m
Fri
moderate snow
Sat
moderate snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 2765m
Fri
moderate snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 2075m
Fri
moderate snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 2144m
Fri
moderate snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
clear
Mid station 2150m

Notes on the Orelle Snow Report

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

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

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