Three Valleys Snow Report – Weekending 12/4/2014
Today we welcome our final group of guests of the 2013/4 season. It’s flown by so fast I can hardly believe it.
And what a season it has been. After a slow start, January and February brought some of the best skiing conditions imaginable. With the snowpack almost 2metres thick for much of the season, even low altitude runs have been a joy to ski. Meanwhile higher up, there have been enough genuine powder days to satisfy even the most committed off-piste riders. Finally the last month in particular has been virtually wall-to -wall blue skies and sunshine, meaning hours of fun relaxing on glorious mountain terraces. It’s been a real privilege.
While high temperatures and sunshine have been the norm throughout much of the week, and road bikes have begun appearing on the mountain roads in anticipation of the summer season, we’re not yet done with skiing. Last week did deliver a further 3-4 inches of snow above around 1800m, ensuring that there is still plenty of fun to be had on the piste. As you would expect at this time of year, some of the lower runs are starting with show the strain. The Village, Raffort and Maduit pistes have now been closed for the season, but there are still miles and miles of beautiful runs to enjoy. As you pass the pisteurs this week, do show your gratitude for the great work they have done in keeping the ski area in such comparatively good condition and then head of to make the most of the last week of a truly fantastic Winter season in Meribel and La Tania.