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FranceLa Plagne Snow Report

31 Jan 2015 11:30
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
31 Jan 2015 17:18
 
Loads of new snow. Fantastic skiing
Snowfall:
Last snowed 31 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 115cm
Next 9 days 33cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 155cm
Lower piste depth 65cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Powder
Resort runs Powder
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 84 out of 97
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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 moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun afternoon. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Tue morning, min -14°C on Sun afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Saturday 31 January 2015

Changeable weather today

Sunday 01 February 2015
Light snow

13cm snow expected

-13°C max temp

Monday 02 February 2015
Snow showers

2cm snow expected

-12°C max temp

Tuesday 03 February 2015
Light snow

2cm snow expected

-10°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 29 January 2015

Thursday morning dawned snowy for most of our featured French resorts. The only places to miss out were the southern Alps (resorts such as Isola 2000) and the Pyrenees (resorts such as Font Romeu). Be careful out there as the avalanche danger is very high.

Some resorts also caught snow earlier in the week, with Flaine (100/180cm) and Samoens (45/78cm) catching 20cm on Tuesday. A further 20cm was recorded on the morning of Thursday 29th January, so powder conditions are to be found across the Grand Massif.

The snowiest spot on Thursday morning was the Chamonix Valley (40/140cm), where 40cm of fresh snow was recorded on the upper slopes. Even down at 1035m in the valley, 20cm of fresh snow was picked up. Be careful when skiing in this region however as the avalanche risk is currently very high. Another area to benefit significantly is the Portes du Soleil, with Avoriaz (120/170cm) seeing 30cm of fresh snow overnight. The even better news is that the snow is that the snow was continuing to fall throughout the day on Thursday.

The heavy snow is expected to continue throughout the weekend, with several pulses of heavy precipitation forecast to cross the French Alps, hopefully bringing up to a metre of fresh snow for many. The next clear spell is forecast for Monday, although it is likely to be short-lived as the snow is set to return again on Tuesday.

Both Cauterets (100/170cm) and Font Romeu (55/75cm) in the Pyrenees dawned dry on Thursday, but very heavy snow is expected to begin through the afternoon. By the end of the weekend a metre of new snow is possible, so some excellent skiing should be on offer over the coming days.

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Tim Fox
Posted: 07/04/14
Off-piste gem
Overall rating: 4 stars
Tim Fox
Visited: March 2014

For good skiers there are off-piste gems here; from the glacier, the north face into Peisey the trees of St Jaques and the classic Friolin. Not tracked quickly like Killy just look around for expert fun.

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4 stars
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