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FranceLes Arcs Snow Report

30 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
30 Mar 2017 16:49
 
Spring conditions across the resort
Snowfall:
Last snowed 26 Mar 2017
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 20cm
Next 9 days 13cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 205cm
Lower piste depth 48cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Slushy
Off piste snow Spring snow
Lifts:
Lifts open 46 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
 
Drizzle on Fri afternoon turning to light snow on Sun morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Thu night, min -3°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 30 March 2017

Clear skies providing great views

Friday 31 March 2017
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Saturday 01 April 2017
Light snow

4cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Sunday 02 April 2017
Light snow

7cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 30 March 2017

After a really good spell of fresh snow for a number of resorts over the weekend, Thursday 30th of March saw a return to spring conditions. Slopes are starting to suffer in many places, especially at lower altitude, and it is really feeling like the end of the season now.

Lower slopes in Alpe d’Huez (100/200cm) are looking a bit worn to say the least, so it’s definitely worth staying up high for the best snow. As the sun melts the snow, it may be best to call it a day early and enjoy a drink on the terrace – slushy slopes will be the order of the afternoon. Lower slopes were suffering in a number of resorts, but none more so than the aptly name Portes du Soleil, where the sun was shining. Slopes down to Chatel (10/60cm), Les Gets (10/85cm) and Morzine (40/100cm) were on life support and groomers are doing a great job keeping them open. Conditions on the upper slopes are still very fun; it just might take you longer than usual to get to the good snow.

There were some excellent conditions still to be enjoyed in Flaine (42/265cm), where the best skiing was mid-morning, when slopes had been softened somewhat but were not too soft. This is not an exception, and if you like firmer slopes then these can be found in a number of resorts if you get up early enough.

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Peter Tooke
Posted: 04/02/17
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Overall rating: 5 stars
Peter Tooke
Visited: January 2017

Yes, the weather during the second week of January was outstanding!
I stay in BSM, and take the funicular each day. I never pre-book lift pass, I look at the weather forecast for the coming days. A four day pass included one trip over to La Plagne, new this year, so I was told. I arrived on Saturday 14th. snowing (only day) , so purchased a two day pass. The third day, Monday, caught the 8-10 bus to Val d'Isere, purchased ticket day before. Sunny every day, Sunday on. I always purchase the insurance, to get me off the mountain, if needs be, it is foolish not to pay for this. I may be in my 69th year, but every day I skied in the low/middle 40mph area (bit annoyed, not reaching 50 this time!). I like SkiTracks, also Fatmap is an interesting App. to download. This was probably one of my best ski trips ever, since 1963 in Seefeld. Eurostar is a great way to travel to Moutiers or BSM, The Company does a great job, and the team are friendly. Hotel Arolla in BSM is an excellent base, allowing easy access to the bus/train/funicular stations, and supermarkets.

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