The last couple of weeks have been warm and sunny. Whilst people ski on the mountains, the valley has been getting greener and the cows have returned to the fields. Then, last night, the clouds rolled in, the snow came down and the landscape turned monochrome again. There has been approximately 10cm of fresh powder in Arc 1600, a touch more at the highest altitudes (perhaps 15-20cm) and even 3-5cm down in Bourg St Maurice.
And that’s not the end of it. The snow is still falling in various sectors and is due to continue throughout the day. By the time the sunny weather returns on Friday, there may be an additional 20cm (or more) of fresh snow on the pistes. There will likely be some short-term disruption to the lifts, especially in the Arc 2000 bowl, but this should dissipate as soon as the snow stops. The temperatures have dipped significantly, so dig your thermals back out before hitting the slopes.
Read more from our Les Arcs reporter Sam on his blog.