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FranceAlpe d'Huez Snow Report

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Ski Club Ambassadors are in Alpe d'Huez from 20 December 2014 to 11 April 2015.

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Snow report glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Last snowed
The date of the last snowfall.
Fresh snow
The depth of the last snowfall.
Last 7 days
The total snowfall reported over the last 7 days.
Next 9 days
The total amount of fresh snow predicted at mid-mountain level from our detailed 9 day forecast.
Upper piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the upper prepared slopes.
Lower piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the lower prepared slopes.
Piste quality
An indication of the general piste conditions on the open pistes.
Resort runs
An indication of the conditions on the lower, open runs back into the resort base.
Off piste snow
An indication of the general off piste conditions.
Lifts open
An indication of the number of lifts that are open out of the total number of lifts possible in this resort/ski area.
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Snow report
18 Apr 2015 17:09
 
Spring weather taking its toll on the snow
Snowfall:
Last snowed 04 Apr 2015
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 84cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 170cm
Lower piste depth 40cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Spring snow
Resort runs Slushy
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 33 out of 49
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Weather forecast glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Weather
The predicted weather for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
Snow expected
The predicted amount of snow.
Maximum temperature
The predicted maximum temperature for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
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Snow & weather forecast
 
A light fall of snow, heaviest on Sun night. Turning milder with light rain (total 4.0mm) on Mon afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Tue afternoon, min 0°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.
Saturday 18 April 2015

Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

Sunday 19 April 2015
Light snow

11cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Monday 20 April 2015
Light snow

1cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Tuesday 21 April 2015
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

5°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 16 April 2015

Following a week of very warm sunshine, clouds moved into France on Thursday, bringing the possibility of some light rain showers later in the day.

The lower slopes have really taken a hit this week and as a result expect some very worn conditions or even closed resort runs. So head high for the best skiing and the most reliable snow conditions. Resorts such as Val Thorens (110/225cm) and Tignes (76/180cm) provide two of the best options at present owing to their high altitude slopes.

Some good skiing is also available at present in the Paradiski area, with both Les Arcs (45/200cm) and La Plagne (10/180cm) reporting good conditions on the upper pistes in particular. The lowest slopes are suffering but the link remains open and both resorts are set to keep their lifts turning until April 26th.

Sadly some fairly heavy rain is forecast over the coming days, providing a wet final weekend for many resorts. The higher slopes (above 2,500m) could see up to 30cm of fresh snow in places over the weekend so head high for the chance of some powder.

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Ann Balmforth
Posted: 23/02/15
Excellent Oz en Oisans
Overall rating: 5 stars
Ann Balmforth
Visited: February 2015

This was our 4th visit to this resort, and again we stayed at Le Chalet des Neiges in North-facing Oz en Oisans through Peak Retreats(excellent operator). Overall the chalet is excellent, as is the welcome and customer service. Whenever something breaks, it is replaced very quickly and with a smile 😃. The village is ski-in/ski-out with ski school starting on our doorstep and a lovely torchlight procession involving the children's ski school classes - they love it every year.
All 11 of us signed up for ESF Ski School, and had mixed experiences. Our children in the 2* and Bronze groups had a fantastic time and really progressed, but the adults had good to poor teaching. As it was half term the adult groups had 11-12 in them and were mixed ability so didn't really meet anyone's needs well, especially level 3 where we received very little individual feedback and it was not challenging enough for the most advanced. Also a lot of time was wasted in lift queues. This was the worst we have found it. None of the adults will chose ESF in half term again.
We had quite a lot of snow during the first 24hrs which set the resort up for the week. We then had 5 days of clear sunshine so the resort did very well to keep the runs in reasonable condition. Some blue runs were mogully by the end of the days but there was very little ice. A few runs in Auris were closed as the grass was showing through and there was grass on the black moguls in the Signal area.
Overall a good family resort with a large number of green runs for beginners plus a large variety of more advanced runs, good ESF children's ski school and reasonably priced accommodation.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
3 stars
Apres:
3 stars
Value for money:
5 stars
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