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FranceAvoriaz Snow Report

23 Feb 2017 17:30
Ski Club Instructor'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
23 Feb 2017 16:54
 
Pistes soften up fast in the strong sun
Snowfall:
Last snowed 18 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 5cm
Next 9 days 89cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 110cm
Lower piste depth 80cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Spring snow
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 30 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 Thu night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Sun afternoon, min -5°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 23 February 2017

Clear skies providing great views

Friday 24 February 2017
Light snow

9cm snow expected

-4°C max temp

Saturday 25 February 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Sunday 26 February 2017
Cloudy

0cm snow expected

4°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 23 February 2017

Thursday 23rd of February was yet another sunny day in France. The general story is of hard packed slopes up high and where the most traffic is but soft, spring like conditions on resort runs. Overall, conditions are very variable on piste. Off piste skiing is limited at the moment due to the warm temperatures and a lack of new snow but looking at the weather forecast, this could all be set to change.

Some of the best conditions in France can be found in Les Arcs (48/152cm). Slopes, especially at the top, are well groomed and grippy. They can be hard in places, especially with the amount of holiday traffic, but remain very good overall. Conditions were also good in Montgenevre (150/260cm) where slopes were wel-groomed. They were packed and grippy in the morning but softened up throughout the day.

The snow line has been visibly receding in the Chamonix (20/200cm) area recently. Strong sunshine today means that slopes lower day are softening up fast. Up high, however, slopes can be hard packed but are still ultimately very enjoyable.

There were early spring conditions in Morzine (30/50cm) and the rest of the Portes du Soleil today. When the slopes begin to soften up, head to Avoriaz (80/110cm) for the best snow.

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Mike Braddock
Posted: 20/02/17
Fantastic conditions
Overall rating: 5 stars
Mike Braddock
Visited: February 2017

Just returned from Avoriaz where we have visited for the past few years & the snow was great. Covered many of the runs in Avoriaz & Chatel mainly as well as Switzerland, all in great condition, blue skies & sunshine.

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