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FranceLes Arcs Snow Report

08 Feb 2016 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
08 Feb 2016 16:55
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 07 Feb 2016
Fresh snow 7cm
Last 7 days 36cm
Next 9 days 197cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 220cm
Lower piste depth 115cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Tracked
Lifts:
Lifts open 52 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 Tue afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Tue morning, min -15°C on Wed afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed night).
Monday 08 February 2016

Overcast skies

Tuesday 09 February 2016
Heavy snow

58cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Wednesday 10 February 2016
Light snow

13cm snow expected

-14°C max temp

Thursday 11 February 2016
Heavy snow

20cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Monday 08 February 2016

The skiing conditions across the French resorts were generally very good on Monday 8th February and all of the resorts we feature in France, except Font Romeu (35cm), report fresh snowfall in February. The majority of resorts received snowfall over the weekend too, adding to the snow that fell last week. Monday brought a mixture of sun and cloud, with a chance of further snowfall in the evening.

The stand-out resort on Monday for snowfall was Serre Chevalier (25/130cm), which reported 50cm of new snow landing on the upper slopes on Sunday 7th February.

Chamonix (30/360cm) is still at the top of the chart in France for base depth, with over three metres of snow on the upper mountain, but this is on the Aiguille du Midi, which is not a typical skiing area. Morillon (10/245cm) and Flaine (10/245cm) in the Grand Massif ski area sit in joint second place with just under two and half metres of snow measured on their upper ski slopes.

Cloudy weather is forecast to dominate for most of this week and into next week, with further fresh snowfall expected at all of our featured French skiing locations. Again the Chamonix valley is set to get a lot of new snow, although La Grave (60/100cm) is close to the top of the table too. At La Grave, over two and a half metres of new snow forecast at mid-mountain level by the end of Tuesday 16th February, with the heaviest snow landing over next weekend.   

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L M Clifford
Posted: 05/02/16
A glorious week
Overall rating: 5 stars
L M Clifford
Visited: January 2016

Just back from a first visit to Les Arcs and would definitely recommend the resort.
We stayed at Arc 1950 which I think offers great ski in-ski out accommodation plus a decent selection of restaurants (albeit mostly majoring on pizza and pasta), ski shops and a great little supermarket. We opted for the Les Arcs pass ie not including La Plagne as we planned to take it easy after a knee injury the previous week in Avoriaz. Great long runs from the resort to Villaroger, Villandry and Pleisey. Lots of well groomed blues and reds with plenty of forest trails as well as high altitude skiing. We managed to find news runs to ski even on day 6 of our stay.
Next time we will add on La Plagne to our ski-pass but first-timers will not be bored with the simple Les Arcs pass.

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