Risoul snow report:

The Risoul snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0 cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Friday 15 of October at 12AM and Thursday 21 of October at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
2cm
Tue 21 Sep (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sat 22 May (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Risoul snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Risoul resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Risoul brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Risoul snow report shown below was updated on 21 Oct 2021. 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 Risoul.

Last snowfall:

3cm
Jul 14
2cm
Sep 19
2cm
Sep 20
2cm
Sep 21

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
No snow is forecast
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Risoul snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 4
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Risoul:

  • 41 km away from Risoul

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily above Val d’Allos – La Foux (Espace Lumière). from Val d’Allos – La Foux (Espace Lumière)

  • 47 km away from Risoul

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling above Pragelato (Via Lattea). from Pragelato (Via Lattea)

  • 14 km away from Risoul

    - Weather radar observation: 5 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at altitude in Arvieux en Queyras. from Arvieux en Queyras

Risoul Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Risoul 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Risoul

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

Resort
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Webcam
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snow showers
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2790m
Thu
snow showers
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2765m
Thu
light snow
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2700m
Thu
light snow
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2506m
Thu
rain showers
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2264m

Notes on the Risoul Snow Report

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

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

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