Vals Snow Report:

The Vals snow report is: 0 out of 5 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 15cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 54 hours between Thursday 12 of December at 10AM and Saturday 14 of December at 4PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
1cm
Sat 14 Dec (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
13cm
Sat 14 Dec

Vals snow depths: updated 14 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Vals resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Vals brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Vals snow report shown below was updated on 14 Dec 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 Vals.

Last snowfall:

11cm
Dec 11
2cm
Dec 12
7cm
Dec 13
1cm
Dec 14

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
7cm Tue 17 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Tue 17 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 5
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Vals snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Vals:

  • 42 km away from Vals

    20 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Clear skies at Arosa. Very windy today. Temperatures are around freezing. A dusting of new snow. Most lifts are open. Fair skiing on pistes. Off-piste snow is wind affected. from Arosa

Vals Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Vals 2018 - 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Vals

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

Resort
Issued: today 13km  away
Issued: today 15km  away
Issued: today 19km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 19km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 19km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
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30cm
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Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
2 days ago
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15cm
2 days ago
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20cm
2 days ago
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10cm
2 days ago
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2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
7cm
15cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
7cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8cm
8cm
10cm
0-3
3-6
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18cm
23cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
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Weather
Mon
light snow
Tue
light rain
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1838m
Mon
rain showers
Tue
light rain
Wed
light rain
Mid station 1750m
Mon
snow showers
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2152m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2082m
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
snow showers
Wed
light snow
Mid station 2009m

Notes on the Vals Snow Report

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

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

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