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Vals Snow Report:

The Vals snow report is: 3 out of 5 Lifts open. 12 of 25 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 61cm (24 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 13 of January at 10PM and Friday 15 of January at 10PM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Vals Piste State: Fresh.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
67cm
Fri 15 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Thigh
67cm
Fri 15 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Vals snow depths: updated 16 January 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
280cm
Lower snow depth:
90cm

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 16 Jan 2021. 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:

3cm
Jan 12
9cm
Jan 13
60cm
Jan 14
61cm
Jan 15

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Fresh
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Fresh
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Sun 17 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Thu 21 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
3 out of 5
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Closed

Vals snow conditions

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

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Vals Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Vals 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Vals

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Resort
Issued: today 13km  away
Issued: today 15km  away
Issued: today 19km  away
Issued: yesterday 19km  away
Issued: yesterday 19km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
120cm
75cm
Upper
Lower
150cm
120cm
Upper
Lower
60cm
60cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
-
-
Piste State
Piste
Powder
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
36cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
85cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
101cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
24cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
77cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
9cm
14cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
17cm
1cm
17cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
21cm
2cm
21cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
25cm
11cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
2cm
14cm
Weather
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Mid station 1838m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloudy
Mid station 1750m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloudy
Mid station 2152m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
snow showers
Mon
snow showers
Mid station 2082m
Sat
partially cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloudy
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.