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FranceLa Plagne Snow Report

06 Feb 2016 11:30
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
06 Feb 2016 17:32
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 05 Feb 2016
Fresh snow 11cm
Last 7 days 27cm
Next 9 days 164cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 200cm
Lower piste depth 25cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 73 out of 75
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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 Tue afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Mon morning, min -13°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the WNW by Tue afternoon).
Saturday 06 February 2016

Cloudy this morning, clearing later

Sunday 07 February 2016
Heavy snow

13cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Monday 08 February 2016
Light snow

7cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Tuesday 09 February 2016
Heavy snow

42cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 04 February 2016

The last week has seen the conditions improve once again at resorts of the Northern French Alps. There has been some snowfall on the Southern Alps and Pyrenees but the snow has not fallen as heavily as at those resorts further north.

The greatest snowfall of all of the resorts we feature across the world has been reported at Chamonix (20/320cm), where almost two and a half metres of fresh snow has fallen over the last week up on the Aiguille du Midi. The snowfall total down in the main ski area in Argentiere (20/240cm) is lower but still impressive at a metre and a half in the last seven days.

The resorts across the Northern Alps were in great shape on Thursday 4th February, as this region received the greatest amount of new snow in the recent storm. The weather was a mixture of sun and cloud. The skies were much brighter for those resorts in the Southern Alps, providing excellent visibility to enjoy the packed and groomed now on piste. Fresh snow has landed over the last week. Serre Chevalier (20/115cm) is a very popular resort in this region and here 25cm of new snow landed on 31st January.

Further snowfall is expected over the coming days too across the French resorts, in the north and south, which will top up the bases ahead of the increase to visitor numbers over the half term period.

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Kate Mcmahon-parkes
Posted: 24/01/16
Great resort for all levels
Overall rating: 5 stars
Kate Mcmahon-parkes
Visited: January 2016

Just back from 4th visit in 3 years. Very varied skiing (and boarding), especially when snow is good enough to get down to the lower tree lined runs. Outside school holidays the pistes are quiet and queues short.
In my experience, even when conditions are not so good, the pistes in La Plagne tend to be in better shape and less icy than neighbouring Les Arcs
For more adventurous skiers there are lots of pockets of off piste powder that don't get skied out immediately. We did the ski club instructor-lead guiding off piste day. We were lucky with conditions and had a great day out. Another in the group also did the on-piste guiding and had a good time too).
Food on the mountain is generally good and reasonably priced.
All in all a great resort for all levels of skiers and boarders.

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