Well folks, spring skiing is here! Grab your sunnies and sun cream and get ready to bask in the glory that is the warm Alps sun! While the sun is out in full force, temperatures have stayed low which is keeping the pistes in good condition. There have also been a few flurries throughout the week giving a bit of a dusting over the mountain. We will just have to wait and see if the season brings us any more big dumps, but if not, we are happy to enjoy the sun and work on our goggle tans!
Snow Report in the Alps
The snow here in Courchevel is still amazing especially for how late on the season we are. We’ve had little flurries and still more due between now and the weekend. For skiers looking for groomed pistes and beautiful blue skies, now is the time to come! Make sure you don’t forget the sun-cream… The temperatures are still cold which is great because the white stuff will stay with us for longer too, we only have 3-4 weeks left of the season, so come out and make the most of spring skiing and the rest of the 15/16 season.
Snow depth at the top: 201cm
Snow depth at the base: 148cm
Open pistes: 95/95
Thanks to the last big snow fall over a week ago, Meribel has got some brilliant snow spreading across the whole resort. Due to the cold nights the snow isn’t melting and the sunny days have been softening up the snow just enough to help you grip to the piste without it feeling too heavy or sticky. We have snow forecasted to fall over Tuesday night and across Wednesday with sun either side till the end of the week. For those skiers looking for something more challenging, the Couloir and Grand Coulior (dropping down into courchevel) could be a piste to try after the fresh snow fall on Tuesday and Wednesday. For those beginner/intermediate skiers, Skiing down from the top of the Saulire Express down the ‘Biche piste’ into the altiport region will be a nice long run to practice your technique on, especially in the morning before the top layer of snow is skied off.
Snow depth at the top: 201cm
Snow depth at the base: 92cm
Open pistes: 60/63
The sun has come out and spring has arrived in Morzine! The conditions are still fantastic after the last snowfall, plus the pistes are nice and quiet which is an added bonus! An area which is lovely at the moment is the area around the Fornet and Choucas chairlifts in Avoriaz. If you are around Morzine, Mont Chery is the place to go for the more advanced skiers. For a long cruisey blue run, the Choucas piste from the top of the Nauchets Express is a personal favourite! A couple more centimetres of snow is forecast tonight and then the sun is due to shine for the next week!
Snow depth at the top: 120cm
Snow depth at the base: 110cm
Extreme goggle tans are everywhere, hoodie skiing is an option all because of the glorious sunshine we have had. The pistes are all in fantastic condition, groomed to perfection and ripe to carve up. One particular spot that no one seems to ski is state de lognan-competition. It is perfect for carving up a storm. Other great pistes around resort are Moraine, Plan Millet and Combe Folle. If you manage to get first lift, Epaule de Chevret and the Face are exceptional. The off piste has been tracked out massively, but when the pistes are this good you don’t need to go anywhere else. There is snow expected soon to revitalise the off piste, give us some fresh tracks and give my burnt face a break.
Snow depth at the top: 263cm
Snow depth at the base: 150cm
Open pistes: 76/76
Where are you all? 10:30am on Tuesday and Lac des Vaux is deserted! The snow is still great and there a few people and no queues. It’s bit cloudy but the clouds are bringing an extra few centimetres of snow to keep everything fresh. Great conditions for the Verbier Training Team, who are taking their BASI Level 4 Technical exam this week.
Snow depth at the top: 245cm
Snow depth at the base: 40cm
Spring skiing is definitely here! Scoot out to the Alps for a last minute getaway – or before you know it you’ll be waiting for December to put those planks on again.
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See you on the slopes!