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FranceTignes Snow Report

24 Apr 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
24 Apr 2015 16:43
 
Good skiing/boarding throughout the area
Snowfall:
Last snowed 17 Apr 2015
Fresh snow 1cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 85cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 150cm
Lower piste depth 44cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Spring snow
Off piste snow Spring snow
Lifts:
Lifts open 73 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
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat afternoon, min -5°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 24 April 2015

Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must

Saturday 25 April 2015
Light snow

8cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Sunday 26 April 2015
Light snow

11cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Monday 27 April 2015
Light snow

23cm snow expected

2°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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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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