Informing yourself about the weather and snow conditions before you go skiing can greatly affect your skiing experience and safety.
The weather can affect skiing conditions:
In the event of inclement weather and especially during stormy episodes with strong winds and significant snowfall, access to resorts and skiing can be greatly complicated. It is therefore essential to know the weather forecast to anticipate and equip yourself accordingly: technical clothing and adapted to the cold and humidity, glasses with category 4 lenses, sunscreen, quality gloves, a neck strap etc.
Snow and weather also impact the opening of slopes and lifts: a low snowfall will lead to the closure of some slopes. A strong wind will close lifts and connections. Having a reliable weather forecast will allow you to plan your ski day accordingly.
Weather and snow cover are vital data for off-piste activities: significant snowfall and strong winds increase the risk of avalanche. Checking the avalanche report will help you avoid areas at risk.
In short, knowing the weather and snow conditions before you go skiing allows you to plan your ski day accordingly, ensure you are prepared for the conditions and maximize your safety and enjoyment.