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Villars Snow Report for 15 Oct 2019

Ski Switzerland

Villars Snow Report for 15 Oct 2019

Our Snow Report for Villars brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Villars snow report shown below was updated on 15 Oct 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 Villars.

Villars Snow Report Issued: 15 Oct 2019

Season opens: 14 December 2019 | Season closes: 19 April 2020

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Most recent snowfallon 15 Oct 2019
Fresh snow depth:8 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top:  –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 27 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 8cm (3 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Tuesday 15 of October at 2PM and Tuesday 15 of October at 8PM CEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. Is it snowing? Heavy snow is falling on the slopes above Gstaad - Saanen - Rougemont.
  2. weather station observation Light rain reported from Sion Airport at 481 metres elevation 5 kms WNW of Thyon-Printze but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area
  3. weather station observation Moderate rain reported from Sion Airport at 481 metres elevation 5 kms WNW of Thyon-Printze but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area
  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
Last Snow
Fresh snow depth
Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(2090m — 3867m)

snow report today

24 km away

10 cm
today
2
17
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2978 m
3500m 3550m 3000m

(1916m — 3484m)

snow report yesterday

40 km away

6 cm
yesterday
2
13
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 2700 m
3450m 3500m 2950m

(1619m — 3820m)

snow report yesterday

59 km away

Zermatt webcam
200
Packed powder or groomed snow 6 cm
yesterday
9
12
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2720 m
3300m 3250m 2900m

(1800m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

67 km away

Saas Fee webcam
180
Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
2 days ago
9
8
rain showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2700 m
3300m 3300m 2850m

(1812m — 3716m)

snow report yesterday

67 km away

opens in 53 days 8 cm
yesterday
9
8
rain showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2764 m
3300m 3300m 2850m

Notes on the Villars Snow Report

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

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

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

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