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FranceLes Arcs Snow Report

26 Mar 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 Mar 2015 17:20
 
Fresh snow on upper slopes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 26 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 2cm
Last 7 days 13cm
Next 9 days 80cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 145cm
Lower piste depth 70cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Soft
Off piste snow Fresh
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 Sun night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Sat morning, min -7°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 26 March 2015

Sunny up high, cloud lower down

Friday 27 March 2015
Snow showers

4cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Saturday 28 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Sunday 29 March 2015
Moderate snow

45cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 26 March 2015

Thursday 26th March was a mostly cloudy day across the French Alps, with the best chance of brightness for the southern resorts. Elsewhere some light snow fell overnight, with the most being on the upper slopes as the milder air led to a wintry mix falling lower down.

For the best sunny skies on Thursday, the southern Alps and resorts such as Isola 2000 (125/175cm) and Foux d’Allos (46/157cm) provided the best bet. Some new snow was recorded here earlier this week, leading to some good ski conditions across the mountain. Expect some slushier conditions lower down and the odd bare patch as the recent warm weather has reduced the snow depth somewhat.

Thick clouds were covering the Portes du Soleil on Thursday, with resorts such as Avoriaz (120/270cm), Chatel (65/165cm) and Morzine (25/110cm) remaining socked in. Some light dustings of snow were recorded at these resorts, but the tricky visibility led to some difficult skiing conditions.

Resorts with the very highest slopes were fortunate to see sunshine, but only above around 2,800m. For example, the Pic Blanc above Alpe d’Huez (78/170cm) was bathed in sunshine, as was the Roche de Mio above La Plagne (15/155cm).

Sunnier skies are forecast for Friday, but don’t expect brilliant blue skies as the clouds are not far away. These are set to return on Saturday and are set to bring 15-40cm of snow on Sunday with a freezing level of around 1,800m.

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Simon Stevens
Posted: 31/01/15
Good range of runs
Overall rating: 5 stars
Simon Stevens
Visited: January 2015

Our 2nd visit to Les Arcs. 1st time i was skiing, this time I changed to a board.

We stayed in Arc 1600 but went over to the Arc 2000 bowl most days due to better snow and sunnier weather. Most days started very cloudy but 10 minutes later, the top of trans arc gondola, sun! 1600 doesn't have a lot going on at night, our hotel, La Cachette, was half board so ate there every night. A few lunches where had there also and recommended, especially if you use your bar credit for it.

The run back to 1600 is often cut up by the end of the day, Cachette red, but the Mont Blanc run, blue, was ok and not too flat if you keep the speed up.

Arc 1800 seemed much icier than the rest of the resort so only went there by the trans arc lift to get to 2000. We ate in L' Arpette a few times, nothing fancy but good food at reasonable prices.

I was disappointed in the Peisy/Vallandry area this year, a lack of snow ruined some of the best tree lined runs in resort.

The Arc 2000 bowl has a few flat sections, in the middle. This was never a problem on skis, more so on a board. The Aguille Rouge was an experience and worth the views.

We didn't make it to La Plagne but it doubles the size of the ski area so makes it very good value for money.

Sign posting is one of the best I've seen. Every lift has the location you can get to and the runs have the rough area you could end up at. Getting lost is fairly hard!

Overall, a very good selection of runs, wide open 'motorways', narrow roads, tree lined, gentle blues or very steep blacks. Les Arcs seem to have them all. A blue run back to all resorts after a tiring day is welcome.

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