Val Cenis Snow Report:

The Val Cenis snow report is: 28 out of 29 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 10cm (4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Friday 17 of January at 4PM and Saturday 18 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Val Cenis Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Sat 18 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Val Cenis snow depths: updated 23 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
220cm
Lower snow depth:
50cm

Val Cenis resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Val Cenis brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Val Cenis snow report shown below was updated on 23 Jan 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 Val Cenis.

Last snowfall:

20cm
Dec 24
6cm
Dec 27
2cm
Jan 17
10cm
Jan 18

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Fresh
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Fri 24 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Wed 29 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
28 out of 29
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Val Cenis snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Val Cenis:

  • 23 km away from Val Cenis

    - Office de Tourisme de Val Thorens8 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Wow - excellent conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open. from Val Thorens

Val Cenis Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Val Cenis

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

Resort
Issued: today 9km  away
Issued: today 11km  away
Issued: today 11km  away
Issued: today 11km  away
Issued: yesterday 16km  away
Webcam
No webcamAussois webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
13cm
13cm
Upper
Lower
100cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
87cm
72cm
Upper
Lower
10cm
10cm
Upper
Lower
125cm
67cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
6cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
5cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
1cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
7cm
12cm
Weather
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light rain
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1450m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2125m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1970m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light rain
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1400m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1882m

Notes on the Val Cenis Snow Report

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

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

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