Snow Report in the Alps

Finally! After a long, dry December, the Alps has been covered with a dumping and it’s already started again! These last few days have been some of the best we’ve seen on the mountain in a long time. We’ve been waking up in a dreamy state each morning to see that fresh snow has fallen all night. With groomed pistes topped with a layer of white fluffy stuff and off-piste starting to look better and better (please, still take caution) there really couldn’t be a better time to be out skiing. We’re scrambling each morning to try and get first lifts to enjoy a full day of what mother nature brought us!

Les Arcs Snow Report

Les Arcs looking like a winter wonderland.

As of yesterday, snow levels in resort varied from 100-165cm at the top of the mountains and around 70cm at the bottom. And the conditions are powder, powder, powder. But there is more snow falling as we speak!

Nearly 1 meter of snow is expected to fall today in places like Val Thorens & Tignes, 70cm in Val d’Isere, 40cm in Courchevel, La Tania & Meribel, 50cm in Morzine, and 70-80 in the Paradiski area. WOW! But it doesn’t stop there. It is set to keep snowing lightly Friday-Sunday and then dump down again Sunday night and all through Monday. Last minute holiday anyone??

Courchevel Snow

Enjoying the views in Courchevel.

Courchevel

Courchevel conditions are perfect. We are expecting another metre in the next 48 hours and its now set up for the rest of the season. Tons of powder everywhere!

Snow depth at the top: 123cm
Snow depth at the base: 78cm
Snowfall due today: 36cm
Open pistes: 74/95

La Tania

Those famous La Tania trees are getting nice and fluffy. Folyeres is lovely with well groomed pistes layered with snow on top. Conditions are lots of powder! Dou des Lanches is now open and you can pop over to Meribel quickly or just enjoy a nice black run. Jean Blanc piste into Le Praz is a great place to catch some powder first thing in the morning!

Snow depth at the top: 101cm
Snow depth at the base: 75cm
Snowfall due today: 37cm

La Plagne

Snow depth at the top: 125cm
Snow depth at the base: 70cm
Snowfall due today: 84cm
Open pistes: 87/130

Tignes Ski Lesson Snow Report

Minions also love snow!

Les Arcs Ski Instruction Snow Report

Learning how to ski in the deep stuff!

Les Arcs

Conditions in Les Arcs are superb with lots more snow forecast over the next couple of days. As is often the case Les Arcs can already boast the most snow of any French resort with over 150cm of snow already on it’s upper slopes and and a healthy 60cm at the bottom. The slopes are beautifully quiet and there’s never been a better time to sample the pleasures of Paradiski.

Snow depth at the top: 155cm
Snow depth at the base: 65cm
Snowfall due today: 69cm
Open Pistes: 82/107

Meribel

Conditions are perfect in the morning but gets bumpy in the afternoon. The best runs currently are higher up near Meribel-Mottaret.

Snow depth at the top: 110cm
Snow depth at the base: 77cm
Snowfall due today: 41cm
Open Pistes: 50/63

Morzine

In terms of the snow conditions, the much-needed snow has provided a good base in Morzine and topped the icy runs up in Avoriaz. Good places to ski at the moment is over in Chatel, Pre la joux between lindarets and chatel is good. Home run dwn to Ardents is nice as visibility is better there. For off piste, the trees in Lindarets Bowl are awesome with some moguls forming. The conditions are good, grippy snow!

Snow depth at the top: 80cm
Snow depth at the base: 20cm
Snowfall due today: 50cm
Open Pistes: 77/117

Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier’s highest village, Le Monetier les Bains and its nursery runs are in peak condition thanks to the weekend’s snowfall. More and more pistes are opening daily across Serre Chevalier and today’s cold spell has seen large amounts of snow being blown from snow cannons as early as 18:00 in the evening. Snow depths vary between 30-50cm and more snow is apparently on the way. All in all, the best week yet on the mountain this winter; piste perfect and hopeful for more snow so we can start venturing further afield.

Snow depth at the top: 50cm
Snow depth at the base: 28cm
Snowfall due today: 16cm

Meribel Views

Snowy scenery from the top of Meribel.

Morzine

Morzine looking lovely.

Tignes

Pistes are in the best condition they’ve been all season – firm yet forgiving with barely a patch of ice to be found! It’s stayed cold all week so snow cannons have been firing on top of the fresh snow. Over half a metre of snow due throughout the day so we will have a nice top up to ensure any lower pistes have optimum coverage too. Off-piste is in good condition too – some areas still quite dangerous so caution is advised. It is important to remember certain areas still have a relatively thin coverage so rocks/tree stumps can be lurking not far beneath the surface. If you are wanting to venture off piste it is best to go with an instructor or guide.

Snow depth at the top: 115cm
Snow depth at the base: 60cm
Snowfall due today: 67cm
Open Pistes: 56/76

Val d’Isere

The snow just keeps coming! With half a meter having fallen again yesterday the pistes in Val just keep getting better and better. More runs have been opened across the Espace Killy with there finally being enough snow now to ski down to Les Brevieres comfortably. There is still more to come with over a metre predicted over the next week!

Snow depth at the top: 115cm
Snow depth at the base: 60cm
Snowfall due today: 67cm
Open Pistes: 56/76

Val Thorens

Snow depth at the top: 130cm
Snow depth at the base: 95cm
Snowfall due today: 92cm!!!
Open Pistes: 63/80

Tinges snow report

Getting first lifts in Tignes.

Val d'Isere

So much white goodness in Val d’Isere.

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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