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FranceTignes Snow Report

05 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
06 Mar 2015 12:48
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 04 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 10cm
Last 7 days 40cm
Next 9 days 8cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 160cm
Lower piste depth 110cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Excellent
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 64 out of 79
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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
 
Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat morning, min -2°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 06 March 2015

Lovely weather, perfect ski day

Friday 06 March 2015
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Saturday 07 March 2015
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Sunday 08 March 2015
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Thursday 05 March 2015

Great skiing is on offer across France at present, particularly in those areas that caught the most snowfall at the start of the week. High winds unfortunately limited some ski areas, but with sunny skies firmly in place, Thursday 5th March was certainly a great day to be out on the slopes.

Some of the heaviest falls of snow this week were picked up in the Grand Massif ski region, with resorts such as Flaine (63/240cm) and Samoens (92/168cm) reporting some great powder conditions. Similarly, the Chamonix (20/210cm) valley was offering some great fresh tracks following the snow earlier this week.

The Ski Club’s Ambassadors in the Espace Killy both reported some fantastic powder conditions across the area. The best snow was above Val d’Isere (113/175cm) at le Fornet and up towards the Pissalis Glacier.

Sadly high winds curtailed lift operations at several resorts, including Alpe d’Huez (109/200cm) which was able to run only 10 of its 49 lifts and Serre Chevalier (35/150cm) had 18 of its 62 lifts shut due to high winds.

Sunny skies are forecast for the weekend and into next week as well, with rising temperatures set to provide some very pleasant skiing conditions.

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Lloyd Dawes
Posted: 17/01/15
Tignes off piste progression
Overall rating: 3 stars
Lloyd Dawes
Visited: January 2015

Just finished one week with the Ski Club on the off piste progression course, staying in the Mark Warner chalet hotel L'Aiguille. Challenging skiing but Pascal our excellent mountain guide made the very best of the conditions available. Thee hotel rooms were basic but comfortable with great beds. Shame high temperatures during the night meant we had to leave the external door open. The food was of variable quality and most definitely not enough after a hard days skiing. The wines were frankly appalling with only two being barely drinkable. Come on Mark Warner - you can get a decent Apellation Controllee bottle of wine for under EUR1.5 from the local supermarket.

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