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FranceAvoriaz Snow Report

31 Jan 2015 11:30
Ski Club Ambassador's snow report
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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
31 Jan 2015 17:18
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 30 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 72cm
Next 9 days 30cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 250cm
Lower piste depth 200cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 33 out of 34
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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 heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun night. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Tue morning, min -10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Saturday 31 January 2015

Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

Sunday 01 February 2015
Light snow

19cm snow expected

-9°C max temp

Monday 02 February 2015
Light snow

6cm snow expected

-9°C max temp

Tuesday 03 February 2015
Light snow

0cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 29 January 2015

Thursday morning dawned snowy for most of our featured French resorts. The only places to miss out were the southern Alps (resorts such as Isola 2000) and the Pyrenees (resorts such as Font Romeu). Be careful out there as the avalanche danger is very high.

Some resorts also caught snow earlier in the week, with Flaine (100/180cm) and Samoens (45/78cm) catching 20cm on Tuesday. A further 20cm was recorded on the morning of Thursday 29th January, so powder conditions are to be found across the Grand Massif.

The snowiest spot on Thursday morning was the Chamonix Valley (40/140cm), where 40cm of fresh snow was recorded on the upper slopes. Even down at 1035m in the valley, 20cm of fresh snow was picked up. Be careful when skiing in this region however as the avalanche risk is currently very high. Another area to benefit significantly is the Portes du Soleil, with Avoriaz (120/170cm) seeing 30cm of fresh snow overnight. The even better news is that the snow is that the snow was continuing to fall throughout the day on Thursday.

The heavy snow is expected to continue throughout the weekend, with several pulses of heavy precipitation forecast to cross the French Alps, hopefully bringing up to a metre of fresh snow for many. The next clear spell is forecast for Monday, although it is likely to be short-lived as the snow is set to return again on Tuesday.

Both Cauterets (100/170cm) and Font Romeu (55/75cm) in the Pyrenees dawned dry on Thursday, but very heavy snow is expected to begin through the afternoon. By the end of the weekend a metre of new snow is possible, so some excellent skiing should be on offer over the coming days.

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Suzette Waterhouse
Posted: 19/01/15
Mrs S Waterhouse
Overall rating: 4 stars
Suzette Waterhouse
Visited: January 2015

Hard packed pistes but generally good cover Don't miss a visit to bar babette at Plain Dranse believe me you will be overwhelmed and hang on to your menfolk or they could be eaten alive

Slopes:
3 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
1 star
Value for money:
4 stars
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