Snow Report in the Alps

It’s been another week of sunny skies and lovely conditions. Maybe a bit too much sun! The suncream was out in full force this week. Nonetheless, the pistes are holding up well and who doesn’t love a warm, clear & sunny day on the mountains? Its the best time to take in the views while enjoying some lunch or a drink on the mountain. We are set to get a bit of snowfall on Sunday and then more to come later next week.

Find out what local conditions are like in your resort below.

Courchevel

It was a sunny one here in Courch. With clear skies every day this week, and the sun shining bright we were pulling out the sunnies and suncream. In the morning it is a bit icy and in the late afternoon it starts to get a bit slushier, but all in all, pistes are in conditions despite the warmer temperatures. It was definitely a week for enjoying a sunny lunch on the mountain! A bit of snow is forecasted for Sunday which will be a nice dusting on top of what we already have.

Snow depth at the top: 156cm
Snow depth at the base: 87cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 12cm
Open pistes: 95/95

Lovely skies at the top of the Saulire.

Lovely skies at the top of the Saulire.

La Tania

Snow has been great in La Tania. Thanks to the shade from the trees, the snow stayed nice and hard packed even with lots of sun. The green run down into La Tania has widened and is less of a racetrack and more of a windy green run! We’ve enjoyed some hot chocolates at Le Bouc Blanc on these sunny days and are making the most of the clear skies.

Snow depth at the top: 156cm
Snow depth at the base: 80cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 12cm 

la tania

Les Arcs

Les Arcs continues to enjoy magnificent conditions. Recent sunshine has meant us enjoying fantastic conditions on the pistes. With the right guidance there are still fantastic powder opportunities to be had off the beaten track. Major itineraries like the North Face of the Bellecote are in great condition for safe and exciting adventures.

Snow depth at the top: 182cm
Snow depth at the base: 84cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 10cm
Open pistes: 101/107

les arcs

Meribel

The sun continues to shine in Meribel with unseasonably warm temperatures keeping the snow soft. Start early to make the most of corduroy pistes and finish up with a drink in the sun.

Snow depth at the top: 156cm
Snow depth at the base: 69cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 12cm
Open pistes: 59/63

meribel couloir

About to head down a couloir in Meribel!

Morzine

Temperatures have risen here in Morzine and so the snow has become a lot softer – better than ice at least! There are some lovely runs in Morzine, Les Gets and Nyon which have benefited from the warmer temperatures – check out Eglantine in the Les Gets bowl and the red down from the Chamossiere Express in Nyon. For blue runs, head up to La Rosta in Les Gets.

Snow depth at the top: 155cm
Snow depth at the base: 60cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 10cm
Open pistes: 
113/117

morzine

Serre Chevalier

The New Gen team have been exploring Serre Chevalier today and managed to stop and check out some cloud formation. It’s been very warm but a lovely snow base is holding up thanks to very cold temps last week.

Snow depth at the top: 92cm
Snow depth at the base: 13cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 2cm
Open pistes:
66/100

Serre Chevalier

Tignes

Tignes pistes are firm and grippy with beautiful corduroy runs if you’re a morning bird and can face first lifts. Tracked offpiste is chalky with North facing slopes holding up superbly (guide still advised for adventures offpiste!)

Snow depth at the top: 178cm
Snow depth at the base: 97cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 22cm
Open pistes: 76/77

Clouds over Lac du Chevril

Clouds over Lac du Chevril.

Val d’Isere

We are currently in the midst of a tropical winter here. The last week has been glorious bluebird days; the sun cream has been used in excess and the skiing has been simply awesome. All the slopes have plenty of snow on them,mostly groomed to perfection and with the reduced traffic of January it makes for great fun. Piste M, Orange and Trolles are particular favourites of mine, especially first thing in the morning. A January tan, who would have thought?

Snow depth at the top: 178cm
Snow depth at the base: 97cm
Snowfall due in next few days: 
9cm
Open pistes: 63/76

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Tracks in Val d’Isere.

Verbier

It’s been a warm and sunny over the last few days in Verbier.  Despite this, the pistes are still in great condition, with good snow cover and very few people.  It’s been perfect for the start of our Gap Course’s BASI Level 2 exam this week.  The warmer weather has helped to dramatically reduce the avalanche hazard.  There’s some good, chalky snow (and the odd bit powder) to be found on the itineraries and good skiing further away from the pistes.

Snow depth at the top: 160cm
Snow depth at the base: 20cm
Snowfall due in the next few days: 28cm

Verbier

Skiing off the nose of the Grand Desert glacier.

It just might be the time to scoot on out to the Alps for a last minute holiday to enjoy the slopes and the sun.

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