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Panticosa Snow Report for 20 Jan 2019

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Panticosa Snow Report for 20 Jan 2019

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

Panticosa Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 20 Jan 2019
Fresh snow depth:13 cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 14 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 13cm (5 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Friday 18 of January at 4PM and Sunday 20 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. Is it snowing? Snow falling in Candanchu.
  2. Is it snowing? Snow falling heavily in Cauterets.
  3. Is it snowing? Snowing in Formigal.
  4. Is it snowing? Snow falling at Grand Tourmalet-Bareges/La Mongie.
  5. Is it snowing? It is snowing heavily in Formigal.
  
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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(1530m — 2221m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

13 cm
yesterday
94
8
36
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1876 m
900m 1000m 650m

(1551m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

10 km away

Formigal webcam
60
30
Artificial 13 cm
yesterday
109
7
38
partly cloudy
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1876 m
850m 950m 550m

(1658m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

21 km away

Astún webcam
12 cm
yesterday
110
4
35
partly cloudy
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1979 m
800m 950m 600m

(1541m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

21 km away

Candanchu webcam
2
2
13 cm
yesterday
111
3
35
partly cloudy
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1970 m
850m 950m 600m

(1250m — 2100m)

snow report yesterday

22 km away

opens in 4 days 6 cm
yesterday
90
5
31
partly cloudy
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1675 m
750m 950m 600m

Notes on the Panticosa Snow Report

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

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

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