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FranceLes Arcs Snow Report

18 Dec 2014 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
18 Dec 2014 17:06
 
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 18 Dec 2014
Fresh snow 25cm
Last 7 days 35cm
Next 9 days 1cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 55cm
Lower piste depth 20cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Heavy
Off piste snow Heavy
Lifts:
Lifts open 16 out of 52
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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.
Help with snow & weather
Snow & weather forecast
 
Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Thu afternoon, min -4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 18 December 2014

Snowing up high, raining below

Thursday 18 December 2014
Light snow

1cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Friday 19 December 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Saturday 20 December 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 18 December 2014

Unfortunately rain was falling across much of France on Thursday 18th December. This followed some good snowfalls of up to 20cm on Wednesday, which below approximately 2,000-2,500m will have been affected by the rainfall. That being said, upper slopes will make good gains from this snowstorm, so hopefully more terrain up high should open for the coming weekend.

The best conditions again remain at altitude, with glacier resorts seeing the most snowfall but more importantly snow on Thursday rather than rain. Tignes (25/40cm) saw 20cm up on the Grande Motte glacier and over the links across to Val d’Isere (10/40cm). Val Thorens (60/100cm) continues its excellent start to the season, reporting 20cm of fresh snow and owing to its high altitude it was still snowing on Thursday.

Elsewhere, the situation is not looking as good. In the lower resorts, such as those in the Portes du Soleil the rain has been a big set back. The upper slopes should hold on to Wednesday’s snowfall, but the latest webcam images on Thursday suggest that at resort level much of this is already melting.

As many resorts are due to open this weekend, keep an eye on resort websites for the latest opening information following Thursday’’s rainfall.

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Peter Harris
Posted: 06/05/14
Final fling
Overall rating: 1 star
Peter Harris
Visited: April 2014

I like most other regular final fling members will not return to this holiday next year unless the venue changes

On another subject I like many other members who are getting older would like to see more blue red holidays

Peter harris - 11287

Leaders were good i

Slopes:
3 stars
Accommodation:
2 stars
Eating:
1 star
Apres:
1 star
Value for money:
2 stars
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