Val Thorens Snow Report:

The Val Thorens snow report is: 28 out of 28 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 17cm (7 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.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
8cm
Sat 18 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Sat 18 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Val Thorens snow depths: updated 20 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
222cm
Lower snow depth:
172cm

Val Thorens resort conditions:

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

Last snowfall:

16cm
Dec 27
1cm
Jan 10
8cm
Jan 17
8cm
Jan 18

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 28 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
10cm Thu 30 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
28 out of 28
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Val Thorens snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

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Val Thorens Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Val Thorens 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 Thorens

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Resort
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Issued: yesterday 7km  away
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Issued: yesterday 12km  away
Issued: yesterday 12km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
179cm
91cm
Upper
Lower
265cm
160cm
Upper
Lower
225cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
140cm
77cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
17cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
18cm
3 days ago
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Date:
12cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
13cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
15cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
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0cm
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0cm
0cm
0-3
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Weather
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2150m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2790m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2050m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2144m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 2050m

Notes on the Val Thorens Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Val Thorens weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Val Thorens, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Val Thorens. 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 Thorens snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Val Thorens snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Val Thorens 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 Thorens 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 Thorens, study the Val Thorens 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 Thorens snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Val Thorens 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 Thorens (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Val Thorens Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Val Thorens 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.