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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
20 Nov 2014 13:11
 
Resort not yet open
Snowfall:
Last snowed No report
Fresh snow 0cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 7cm
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 69
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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
 
Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 10°C on Sat morning, min 7°C on Mon afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 20 November 2014

Saturday 22 November 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

9°C max temp

Sunday 23 November 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

9°C max temp

Monday 24 November 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

9°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 20 November 2014

The fantastic amount of fresh snow recently has allowed resorts to work on the slopes and a number of resorts will open this weekend.

It is already possible to ski at Tignes (15/70cm), with excellent early season riding up on the Grande Motte glacier.

Val Thorens (30/60cm) will open for their full winter season this Saturday 22nd November and with 20cm of fresh snow falling into 18th November the riding will be excellent this opening day.

La Clusaz (0/100cm) will open for skiing on the Balme area for Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November, with reportedly the best conditions high up at this time of year for 15 years.

Alpe d’Huez (10/150cm) will also open for skiing this weekend, along with parts of the Montgenevre skiing area (10/30cm) on the French side of the Milky Way ski domain.

Serre Chevalier plans to open for weekend skiing on 29th and 30th November, as a season pre-opener. They are saying this is the first time they’ve opened for a pre-opener in November.

Chatel plans to open for weekend skiing in the Pre-la-Joux area from 29th until they open daily on 13th December. Font Romeu, Les Deux Alpes and Val d’Isere all plan to offer skiing on 29th November, along with Bareges/La Mongie and Cauterets in the Pyrenees.

The forecast across the French resorts is for the bright weather of Thursday 20th to continue into Friday before clouds build, with a chance of rain and snow towards the end of the weekend.

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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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