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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
24 Apr 2015 12:55
 
Resort is closed for the season
Snowfall:
Last snowed No report
Fresh snow 0cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 23cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 0cm
Lower piste depth 0cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes No report
Resort runs No report
Off piste snow No report
Lifts:
Lifts open 0 out of 16
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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
 
Heavy rain (total 92.0mm), mainly falling Mon night. Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Tue morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 0°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 24 April 2015

Sunday 26 April 2015
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

10°C max temp

Monday 27 April 2015
Moderate rain

0cm snow expected

9°C max temp

Tuesday 28 April 2015
Light snow

5cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 23 April 2015


Mostly sunny skies have been enjoyed across France this week, with warm temperatures leading to spring skiing conditions across the mountain. A significant change in the weather is expected on Saturday however, as wet weather spreads in from the west. This will initially fall as heavy rain to around 2,500m, but will turn increasingly to snow at lower levels on Monday as the freezing level drops to 1,500m. As a result some great powder is possible up high to start the new week.

Therefore, for the best conditions this weekend, head to the highest resorts where snow will be falling, such as Val Thorens (100/220cm), Tignes (45/152cm) and Val d’Isere (45/152cm). The slopes of the Grands Montets above Argentiere (0/175cm) should also offer some good skiing over the weekend.

Most resorts are set to end their winter ski season on Sunday 26th April, so this weekend provides the last opportunity for lift-served turns. These include Alpe d’Huez, Avoriaz, Bonneval-sur-Arc, Cauterets, Chamrousse, Chatel, Courchevel, La Clusaz, La Grave, La Plagne, La Rosiere, La Tania, Le Grand Bornand, Les Arcs, Les Contamines, Les Deux Alpes, Les Menuires, Les Saises, Meribel and Montgenevre. The Three Valleys and Espace Killy links also close, although skiing is still set to be available at Tignes, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens individually.

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Stephen Fairbrass
Posted: 18/10/10
Samoens review
Stephen Fairbrass

Been to Samoens several times, and heading back this year to warm up for a week before tackling Argentiere. Good range of skiing, on and off piste, for a variety of standards and rarely crowded (trust me, I used to rep and I'm BASI qualified... you can cruise the blues or jump the cliffs or anything in between).


Gondola up to 1600 fast and efficient, queues melt away, and after that the whole Grand Massif is your oyster! If you ski quickly enough it's just about possible to catch up with the leader in Flaine for the day.


Good place if you like a truly French rural ambience rather than the ex-pat style of Espace Killy, Trois Vallees and Portes du Soleil. True the bars are quiet, and close early (not the place for wild night-life), but there are some pleasant and relatively inexpensive restaurants, some of which are in the hotels.


My recommendation of accommodation is "La Renardiere". Spacious, beautifully and traditionally furnished, and clean s/c apartments (nothing like the monstrosities of Tignes etc - proper beds, not camp beds) in a family run chalet style building, with swimming pool, games room, sauna etc. They'll provide breakfasts at small extra charge (room service or in breakfast room) if required, but there's a great bread/patisserie shop in the village and the 10 minute early morning stroll to get the baguettes and croissants clears the head. We tend to cook for ourselves a couple of nights (big Champion supermarket on edge of town has everything at good prices - including a good range of wines) and eat out the rest.


We drive out, but tend then to leave the car in the car park and use the bus service to get to the gondola. Renardiere is on a 15 minute 'loop' (so 7 minutes from the lift) and the bus is regular (every 15 mins from about 8.00-10.00 and similarly in the evenings, every 30 mins middle of the day) and reliable. Since it is also at the end of the route, the bus is always empty in the morning - first on board and always a seat available. Timetables available from the reception desk and pinned up in the ski/boot room.


Why am I telling you this ... it's been my little secret until now!

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