Vars Snow Report:

The Vars snow report is: 31 out of 38 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 17cm (7 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Friday 17 of January at 10AM and Saturday 18 of January at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level Vars Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
10cm
Sat 18 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Vars snow depths: updated 23 January 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
220cm
Lower snow depth:
80cm

Vars resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Vars brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Vars 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 Vars.

Last snowfall:

21cm
Dec 23
25cm
Dec 24
5cm
Jan 17
17cm
Jan 18

Resort report:

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:
6cm Wed 29 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
31 out of 38
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Vars snow conditions

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

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Vars:

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Vars Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Vars

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

Resort
Issued: today 4km  away
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Issued: today 17km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
220cm
80cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
3cm
3cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
17cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
12cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
18cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
7cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
5cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
3cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
7cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
4cm
6cm
Weather
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2300m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2076m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 2075m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light rain
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1500m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
partially cloudy
Mid station 1896m

Notes on the Vars Snow Report

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

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

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