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FranceCourchevel Snow Report

28 Mar 2017 17:30
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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
28 Mar 2017 17:12
 
Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon
Snowfall:
Last snowed 26 Mar 2017
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 25cm
Next 9 days 6cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 176cm
Lower piste depth 79cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Slushy
Off piste snow Spring snow
Lifts:
Lifts open 48 out of 54
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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
 
Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Thu afternoon, min 1°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sunny weather this morning, clouds moving in this afternoon

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

6°C max temp

Thursday 30 March 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

7°C max temp

Friday 31 March 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

6°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Monday 27 March 2017

Monday 27th of March saw a return to sunny weather after recent snow storms in the Alps and Pyrenees.
 
People skiing in Alpe d’Huez (100/200cm) over the weekend woke up to 20cm of new snow, and for a few hours at least, were able to put down some fresh tracks in the sunshine. It didn’t take long for the slopes to return to spring conditions, however, thanks to the warm weather. Slopes softened up fast today and resort runs were slushy early on. With these late season powder days, you need to be there when the snow is falling or you will miss the best of it.

Alpe d’Huez wasn’t the only place to get new snow towards the end of last week and over the weekend, as a number of places experienced a late season top up. Among the biggest winners were Bonneval sur Arc (90/310cm) and Val Cenis (40/235cm) – both got around 40cm of fresh snow. It’s worth bearing in mind that this is already tracked out and snow is fast returning to spring conditions. There were also some fantastic conditions in Montgenevre (140/250cm), where 30cm of new snow fell yesterday, and fresh powder can be skied for a little while longer. Finally, Val d’Isere (98/227cm) is a great option today with 60cm falling yesterday. Tignes (98/227cm) got marginally less, but still lots of new snow there.

Overall, yesterday and today were great days for many resorts in the Alps and the Pyrenees. As the sun is set to stay out this week, we can expect spring conditions to get more and more intense, with slushy slopes throughout resorts.

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Grahame Butterworth
Posted: 14/02/17
Great Place
Overall rating: 4 stars
Grahame Butterworth
Visited: February 2017

This is about the fifth year and 10th visit to the area which says a lot. It has two or three different locations identified by height.1850 is the best and most expensive. It has some wonderful runs and gets the very best treatment of the piste to ensure good conditions whatever the weather. Initially snow cover quite bare but from 1850 was fine. But further afield - eg into 1650 and over to La Tania, some difficult conditions in thin and at times almost no snow.

No doubt I will return to this great place.

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