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FranceTignes Snow Report

21 Feb 2017 17:30
Ski Club Instructor'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
22 Feb 2017 13:22
 
Good skiing/boarding throughout the area
Snowfall:
Last snowed 08 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 10cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 71cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 175cm
Lower piste depth 87cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Hard packed
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 76 out of 77
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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 light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Fri morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Wed morning, min -9°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.
Wednesday 22 February 2017

Clear skies providing great views

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Thursday 23 February 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Friday 24 February 2017
Light snow

5cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for France
Monday 20 February 2017

The story in France on Monday 20th of February was of lovely, sunny weather but with variable snow conditions. The holiday crowds mean that much of the grippy snow disappears as the day goes on, leaving slopes hard packed and icy in places. Generally, however, slopes remain good right down to resort.

The sun was shining in the Portes du Soleil today with most areas still holding decent snow cover. The best skiing is probably in Avoriaz (90/120cm). Beware of slopes getting a little icy and hard late on, caused in part by the cold and shade but mostly by the sheer quantity of traffic on the slopes. Chatel (30/75cm) is about ready to burst right now, with queues being especially bad at the Linga telecabine lift.

The sun was also out in Flaine (63/195cm) where slopes were in mostly good condition despite being variable in quality. At the top, slopes could be hard packed, especially where shaded, whereas where exposed to the sun, slopes softened up fast.

There were some interesting conditions to report in Font Romeu (130cm) where lots of snow plus warm temperatures and blazing sunshine have led to some early spring conditions. Expect runs to be hard on the legs. In Villard de Lans (35/80cm), there was no natural snow at the bottom of the mountain, and resort runs were made of artificial snow. Head up high for the best skiing there.

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Ian Elwes
Posted: 13/02/17
January/February 2017
Overall rating: 4 stars
Ian Elwes
Visited: January 2017

Tignes is an ugly resort split into a number of separate villages, the looks are slowly improving but Val Claret will never be a beauty and the Bec Rouge is an eye sore. However the skiing is fantastically good, the lifts from all the villages are close so at most you are a 5 minute walk from a lift and much of the accommodation is ski in ski out and the bus service makes it really easy to get around between the villages. This time I stayed in VC in an apartment 3 minutes walk from Les Tuffs lift so very convenient and after a snow fall almost Ski in Ski out. Lots of snow so fresh tracks pretty much every day and the mid week Wednesday was perfect – blue sky and 10 cms of fresh snow. Skied most of the well known off piste on the way to La Fornet. If you want the convenient excellent skiing of Espace Killy where all abilities are catered for with good relatively easy runs back to the villages then Tignes is possibly a better choice than Val d’Isere although I love both.

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