Snow Report in the Alps

After some unwanted rain at the end of last week, on Monday it turned to snow. We didn’t think it could dump more than last week, but the weather gods have answered skiers prayers. The snow is set to taper off a bit as the week goes on and hopefully give us a few clear skies. Temperatures are set to stay low so the snow won’t be going anywhere. Until then, we’ll take cloudy, snowy days as long as it means the pistes are nice and off-piste is getting more of what it needs. Getting first lifts and skiing down a groomed piste with a foot of powder on top of it – we seriously can’t think of anything better.

Check out some of our instructors enjoying the pow in Verbier.

Courchevel

We have recently had a great snowfall in Courchevel and it just keeps coming! This means that visibility is not always at its best but when you sneak out above the cloud there are some stunning views of this winter wonderland and even some patches of sun and blue skies to see! Perfectly groomed pistes can be found and if you time it right you can even catch some powder runs on piste. Best skiing of the season so far.

Snow depth at the top: 200cm
Snow depth at the base: 95cm
Snowfall due today: 10cm
Open pistes: 85/95

La Tania

The temperature has dropped in La Tania and there’s been 8cm of snow in last 24 hours. Folyeres is mega to ski Down into La Tania at the moment and the resort is one of the best places to ski in the 3 Valleys! And…. There’s more snow forecast for this FridaySaturday and Sunday!

Snow depth at the top: 200cm
Snow depth at the base: 90cm
Snowfall due today: 9cm

Les Arcs

Snow depth at the top: 175cm
Snow depth at the base: 108cm
Snowfall due today: 10cm
Open pistes: 86/107

Courchevel hot air balloon

Get an amazing view of the Courchevel valley from a hot air balloon!

La Tania snow report

La Tania looking snowy with a blue sky!

Les Arcs ski trees

Skiing through the trees in Les Arcs.

Meribel

Conditions are amazing! Soft snow and quiet pistes make for some great skiing. Strong winds and heavy snowfall have caused lift closures higher up but there is plenty of fun to be had on the lower slopes and down in the trees where the visibility is great.

Snow depth at the top: 200cm
Snow depth at the base: 76cm
Snowfall due today: 10cm
Open pistes: 50/63

Morzine

The conditions are great, light, fluffy snow and plenty of it! More runs are opening in Morzine and some great powder treeline runs to be had!

Snow depth at the top: 120cm
Snow depth at the base: 15cm
Snowfall due today: 7cm
Open pistes: 83/117

Serre Chevalier

Snowing for the last seven days in Serre Chevalier. Powder days are here! Photo shows piste Aya with alpine spa village Monetier in the distance. The only thing that is missing is YOU!

Snow depth at the top: 120cm
Snow depth at the base: 25cm
Snowfall due today: 11cm

Tignes

The snow has been falling constantly for the past couple of weeks and the conditions have been improving with it. Off-piste is still quite dangerous due to the wind and the sheer volumes of snow that has fallen so caution and a guide/instructor is still advised. Recently, however you can easily find off-piste conditions on or near the pistes so there’s fun for everyone. The snowfall is set to continue through to the weekend so snowmageddon is not over yet!

Snow depth at the top: 180cm
Snow depth at the base: 105cm
Snowfall due today: 15cm
Open pistes: 54/77

meribel snow report

Lots of white goodness in Meribel.

Morzine snow

The snow is definitely coming down in Morzine.

Serre Che

Skiing in the trees in Serre Chevalier.

Sun going down on Tignes

Sun going down on Tignes.

Val d’Isere

Waking up in the morning to a barrage of blasts means only one thing, the snow is still coming and it’s awesome! And doesn’t look like its stopping anytime soon. Whilst visibility is not always perfect and the lifts are now a little late to open, the snow under ski or board is dreamy. On the lower slopes running into La Daille or Le Fornet there is some awesome knee-deep powder first thing in the morning, with the trees ensuring visibility is good.

Snow depth at the top: 180cm
Snow depth at the base: 105cm
Snowfall due today: 14cm
Open pistes: 45/76

Val Thorens

Snow depth at the top: 220cm
Snow depth at the base: 155cm
Snowfall due today: 10cm
Open pistes: 66/80

Verbier

It’s been really difficult to get a good photo of the snow conditions in Verbier because it’s been snowing so hard! From the top of the mountain you can see all the way down into Verbier town, which is so full of snow that they’re taking it away in lorry loads to clear the streets.  The high (4/5) avalanche hazard means that much of the top part of Verbier is still closed but there’s some great skiing lower down, including the trees at Bruson!

Snow depth at the top: 205cm
Snow depth at the base: 35cm
Snowfall due today: 7cm 

Val d'Isere trees

Snowy trees in Val d’Isere.

Verbier snow

It’s been snowing hard in Verbier.

It just might be the time to scoot on out to the Alps for a last minute holiday to enjoy these slopes while they’re full of snow and empty of people.

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See you on the slopes!

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