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Tignes Snow Report for 18 Jul 2019

Ski France

Tignes Snow Report for 18 Jul 2019

Our Snow Report for Tignes brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Tignes snow report shown below was updated on 18 Jul 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 Tignes.

Tignes Snow Report Issued: 18 Jul 2019

Season opens: 22 June 2019 | Season closes: 4 August 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 15 Jul 2019
Fresh snow depth:3 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
TopNew Snow at Top: -
Good pisteOn pisteSpring snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:12 out of 82 Lifts open. 10 of 300 km of pistes open. Summer ski 2019: Our model predicted that 3cm (1.2 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Monday 15 of July at 8AM and Monday 15 of July at 2PM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

  
*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

(1651m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

78 km away

145
Old snow - last year 12 cm
36 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 2626 m
3750m 4000m 4200m

(1619m — 3820m)

snow report yesterday

89 km away

Zermatt webcam
250
Old snow - last year 8 cm
3 days ago
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 2720 m
3700m 3900m 4100m

(1800m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

107 km away

Saas Fee webcam
250
Packed powder or groomed snow 7 cm
3 days ago
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2700 m
3600m 3850m 4050m

(2760m — 3450m)

snow report 2 days ago

299 km away

Passo Dello Stelvio Stilfserjoch webcam
10 cm
2 days ago
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 3105 m
3500m 3800m 4050m

(2761m — 3451m)

snow report yesterday

312 km away

Passo Stelvio webcam
300
50
Spring snow 12 cm
2 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 3106 m
3500m 3800m 4050m

Notes on the Tignes Snow Report

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

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

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