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First big Dump in the Paradiski : 21st November 2013
Snow, snow & more snow falling until Saturday
Around 20cm of snow is coming down around 2400m in the Paradiski today & tomorrow, so Les Arcs & La Plagne are getting a much needed, good base of snow. With warmer and sunnier weather expected on Monday & Tuesday it's not clear when the next dump will be happening, but we'll be keeping you posted..
April Snow Showers: 9th April 2013
We give up....
What is going on in the Paradiski? It is the 9th of April and it is dumping like January out there. It's been coming down for two days in various temperatures and was a bit wet and melty yesterday but overnight it’s gotten it’s self together and now it’s coming down thick and fast in big soft flakes that have no place falling in spring. Get amongst it whilst it’s there because the forecast is calling for a change later in the week and really how many more spring powder days can you hope for?
Easter Treat: 28th March 2013
8cm has fallen already fallen, more to come
Once again the weather has gone from glorious sunshine to snow! If we've learnt one thing from this winter season, it's that the long term weather forecast can be trusted. Fresh snow is falling in Les Arcs from around 1100m upwards but it is trying to snow further down the valley although the ground is warm now and it probably will not settle. Around 5-8cm has already fallen at around 1800m. Visibility up the hill is limited but this snow together with a little that fell earlier in the week, is definitely welcomed. After all, if we continue to have many more days like we had yesterday, with temperatures reaching 15 degrees, lower resorts could struggle in the last few week of the season.
Monster in March: 18th March 2013
Late season snowstorm
Well, it feels like winter is well and truly back in the Paradiski! Les Arcs and La Plagne have been experiencing some big snowfalls with well over 25cm of white stuff falling overnight. The storm started yesterday lunchtime with incredibly strong winds coming over from the Italian border and gusting down the valley. Luckily these winds weren't quite as strong further up the mountain although I would have thought they will have had some effect. Main thing is, it's still snowing and looks set to continue. There has been plenty of bombing up there already so that's always a good sign that there's loads!
Fluffy and Cold: 14th March 2013
The Forecast is Wrong and We Don't Care
The guys at the forecast are still getting it wrong but at least it’s working in our favour this time and we’re now getting all the snow they promised us last week. It has been dumping today, at least 6cm fell last night and has continued throughout today. The temperature has dropped so the snow’s settling well and is really light and fluffy rather than the wet heavy stuff we’ve been having of late. The forecast was for Baltic temperatures today and although its nowhere near as cold as the -16 we were predicted its cold enough that the snow is falling all the way down the mountain giving the lower runs the freshen up they definitely needed and turning the upper slopes into a powder playground.