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FranceAvoriaz Snow Report

26 Mar 2015 17:30
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
26 Mar 2015 17:20
 
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 22 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 13cm
Next 9 days 56cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 270cm
Lower piste depth 120cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Packed
Resort runs Heavy
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 34 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
 
Drizzle on Sat afternoon followed by colder weather and a moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sat afternoon, min -3°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 26 March 2015

Cloudy, giving poor visibility

Friday 27 March 2015
Snow showers

1cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Saturday 28 March 2015
Rain showers

1cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Sunday 29 March 2015
Moderate snow

33cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 26 March 2015

Thursday 26th March was a mostly cloudy day across the French Alps, with the best chance of brightness for the southern resorts. Elsewhere some light snow fell overnight, with the most being on the upper slopes as the milder air led to a wintry mix falling lower down.

For the best sunny skies on Thursday, the southern Alps and resorts such as Isola 2000 (125/175cm) and Foux d’Allos (46/157cm) provided the best bet. Some new snow was recorded here earlier this week, leading to some good ski conditions across the mountain. Expect some slushier conditions lower down and the odd bare patch as the recent warm weather has reduced the snow depth somewhat.

Thick clouds were covering the Portes du Soleil on Thursday, with resorts such as Avoriaz (120/270cm), Chatel (65/165cm) and Morzine (25/110cm) remaining socked in. Some light dustings of snow were recorded at these resorts, but the tricky visibility led to some difficult skiing conditions.

Resorts with the very highest slopes were fortunate to see sunshine, but only above around 2,800m. For example, the Pic Blanc above Alpe d’Huez (78/170cm) was bathed in sunshine, as was the Roche de Mio above La Plagne (15/155cm).

Sunnier skies are forecast for Friday, but don’t expect brilliant blue skies as the clouds are not far away. These are set to return on Saturday and are set to bring 15-40cm of snow on Sunday with a freezing level of around 1,800m.

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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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