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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 13:23
 
Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon
Snowfall:
Last snowed 23 Mar 2017
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 4cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 89cm
Lower piste depth 20cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Spring snow
Resort runs Slushy
Off piste snow Spring snow
Lifts:
Lifts open 11 out of 13
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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
 
Moderate rain (total 19.0mm) heaviest on Sat night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sun morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu night, min 1°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 30 March 2017

Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must

Friday 31 March 2017
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

11°C max temp

Saturday 01 April 2017
Light rain

2cm snow expected

5°C max temp

Sunday 02 April 2017
Light rain

2cm snow expected

5°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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John Duvall
Posted: 13/04/16
Samoens 1600
Overall rating: 5 stars
John Duvall
Visited: April 2016

Late in the season and so not possible to ski below 1600 but the early morning skiing above was excellent and Morillon and Les Carroz are worth a look. Our beginner skiers coped very well. The ski over to Flaine got a bit heavy going towards mid day but the journey was very worth while as Flaine is av ery good resort for beginners. In fact we found most red runs perfectly acceptable.

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