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FranceCourchevel Snow Report

20 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
20 Feb 2017 16:53
 
Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere
Snowfall:
Last snowed 08 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 16cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 3cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 116cm
Lower piste depth 77cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Packed
Off piste snow Crud
Lifts:
Lifts open 53 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
 
Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Thu morning, min -2°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 20 February 2017

Clear blue skies, most lifts are open

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Thursday 23 February 2017
Clear

1cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Monday 20 February 2017

The story in France on Monday 20th of February was of lovely, sunny weather but with variable snow conditions. The holiday crowds mean that much of the grippy snow disappears as the day goes on, leaving slopes hard packed and icy in places. Generally, however, slopes remain good right down to resort.

The sun was shining in the Portes du Soleil today with most areas still holding decent snow cover. The best skiing is probably in Avoriaz (90/120cm). Beware of slopes getting a little icy and hard late on, caused in part by the cold and shade but mostly by the sheer quantity of traffic on the slopes. Chatel (30/75cm) is about ready to burst right now, with queues being especially bad at the Linga telecabine lift.

The sun was also out in Flaine (63/195cm) where slopes were in mostly good condition despite being variable in quality. At the top, slopes could be hard packed, especially where shaded, whereas where exposed to the sun, slopes softened up fast.

There were some interesting conditions to report in Font Romeu (130cm) where lots of snow plus warm temperatures and blazing sunshine have led to some early spring conditions. Expect runs to be hard on the legs. In Villard de Lans (35/80cm), there was no natural snow at the bottom of the mountain, and resort runs were made of artificial snow. Head up high for the best skiing there.

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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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