Villard-de-Lans Snow Report:

The Villard-de-Lans snow report is: 19 out of 20 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Thursday 13 of February at 10PM and Friday 14 of February at 10AM CET at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Villard-de-Lans Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Wed 12 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Villard-de-Lans snow depths: updated 16 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
70cm
Lower snow depth:
20cm

Villard-de-Lans resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Villard-de-Lans brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Villard-de-Lans snow report shown below was updated on 16 Feb 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 Villard-de-Lans.

Last snowfall:

16cm
Feb 05
5cm
Feb 11
7cm
Feb 12
2cm
Feb 14

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Fresh
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
19 out of 20
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Villard-de-Lans snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Villard-de-Lans:

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Villard-de-Lans Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Villard-de-Lans

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Villard-de-Lans using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 7km  away
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Issued: yesterday 11km  away
Issued: yesterday 19km  away
Issued: yesterday 25km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
50cm
15cm
Upper
Lower
70cm
65cm
Upper
Lower
50cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
100cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
45cm
25cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
7cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
2cm
Weather
Mon
cloudy
Tue
clear
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1604m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1327m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
clear
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1380m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
cloudy
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 1498m
Mon
cloudy
Tue
cloudy
Wed
light snow
Mid station 1784m

Notes on the Villard-de-Lans Snow Report

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

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

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