Serre Chevalier Snow Report:

The Serre Chevalier snow report is: 57 out of 59 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 3cm (1.2 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Monday 17 of February at 4PM and Tuesday 18 of February at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
1cm
Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Fri 14 Feb (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Serre Chevalier snow depths: updated 19 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
235cm
Lower snow depth:
41cm

Serre Chevalier resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Serre Chevalier brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Serre Chevalier snow report shown below was updated on 19 Feb 2020. 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 Serre Chevalier.

Last snowfall:

8cm
Feb 13
5cm
Feb 14
2cm
Feb 17
1cm
Feb 18

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
4cm Wed 26 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Wed 26 Feb (PM)
Lift
Lifts open:
57 out of 59
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Serre Chevalier snow conditions

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

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Serre Chevalier:

  • 39 km away from Serre Chevalier

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Auris En Oisans. from Auris En Oisans

  • 39 km away from Serre Chevalier

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily at Auris En Oisans. from Auris En Oisans

  • 22 km away from Serre Chevalier

    5 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snowing heavily in Sestrière (Via Lattea). from Sestrière (Via Lattea)

  • 42 km away from Serre Chevalier

    7 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Snow falling in Alpe d'Huez. from Alpe d'Huez

  • 27 km away from Serre Chevalier

    8 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    It is snowing lightly in Valfrejus. Strong winds. Feeling very cold. There is a dusting of fresh snow. Good snow on the pistes. from Valfrejus

Serre Chevalier Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Serre Chevalier 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Serre Chevalier

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

Resort
Issued: today 9km  away
Issued: today 10km  away
Issued: today 10km  away
Issued: today 13km  away
Issued: today 14km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
10cm
10cm
Upper
Lower
78cm
78cm
Upper
Lower
46cm
46cm
Upper
Lower
260cm
210cm
Upper
Lower
265cm
140cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
0cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
0cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
5cm
Weather
Wed
snow showers
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1850m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1625m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1776m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 2015m
Wed
snow showers
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 2075m

Notes on the Serre Chevalier Snow Report

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

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

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