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FranceLes Arcs Snow Report

26 Jan 2015 17:30
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
26 Jan 2015 17:13
 
Good skiing on well groomed pistes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 26 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 7cm
Next 9 days 192cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 85cm
Lower piste depth 45cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Excellent
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 51 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
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Wed night, min -10°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Tue night, strong winds from the W by Thu afternoon).
Monday 26 January 2015

Cloudy today, snow possible

Tuesday 27 January 2015
Light snow

2cm snow expected

-8°C max temp

Wednesday 28 January 2015
Snow showers

10cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Thursday 29 January 2015
Heavy snow

59cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Monday 26 January 2015

Most of the northern and western parts of the French Alps caught some new snowfall over the weekend, although the southern Alps missed out. Light snow was falling in these areas again on Monday 26th January, but it the south some sunshine was still to be found.

Tignes (51/110cm) picked up 5cm of light dry snow on Sunday and the Ski Club Ambassador in resort reported some great conditions as a result. At the other end of the Espace Killy, some great skiing was also reported in Val d’Isere (51/110cm).

The Portes du Soleil is offering some good skiing, especially on the upper slopes. Avoriaz (100/150cm) offers the pick of the conditions as it sits at high altitude, although the Ski Club Ambassador in resort reported some icy patches on resort runs later in the day. 189 lifts were in operation across the area on Monday 26th January and all of the links were open.

A period of persistent heavy snowfall is expected for the northern and western French Alps between Thursday and Sunday, with up a metre of fresh snow forecast during the period. Unfortunately the southern resorts such as Isola 2000 are expected to miss out on significant falls.

Cauterets (100/170cm) in the Pyrenees currently has one of the greatest base depths in the country and saw a further 10cm of fresh snow on Sunday 25th. Lots more is forecast for the Pyrenees this week and Cauterets may pick up more than 70cm of fresh snow.

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Alex Gooderham
Posted: 05/01/15
Arc 2000 - Belambra Club Hotel, L'Aiguliie Rouge (again)
Overall rating: 4 stars
Alex Gooderham
Visited: December 2014

Stayed at the L'Aiguille Rouge Belambra club hotel for Christmas, we'd stayed there last March and enjoyed ourselves so much then, that we thought we'd return for this Christmas, and we had a great time once again. One reassuring thing that struck us all immediately upon our arrival, were the large number of staff we recognised form our last visit, and even more pleasing was how many of them recognised us.

The hotel, although open to anyone is ideally suited for families as it offers free child care to all residents, it meant that when our daughter didn't feel like skiing on the third day, we just booked her in (with English speaking staff) and she really enjoyed herself. The other benefit was that there is a wide ranging self service buffet that covers four courses, and the Christmas Eve gala dinner was excellent too.

The only down side was the snow conditions, it was almost as if it was spring skiing at the end of April, not the end of December.... with only about 25% of lifts open and possibly no more than 30% of pistes (all of which were at Arc 1800 or higher). However we managed to ski everyday for a good few hours, though with the days so short, the best time was between 10:00 and 14:00, due to the almost freeze/thaw conditions and once the sun went below the ridge line, the temperature dropped a good few degrees.

We'll certainly go back to Arc 2000 and the Belambra Club Hotel L'Aiguille Rouge again.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
A sunny selfie on the chairlift
A sunny selfie on the chairlift
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