This week Les Arcs has seen a few clouds interrupting the sunshine, helping to reduce direct sunlight and keep the pistes in order. Visibility has remained decent, with little (if any) low-lying mist.
The slopes above 1800-2000 metres are really very good indeed and great for a long, hard shred. Snow coverage across the resorts is generally soft, becoming slushier in the lowest resorts by the afternoon time.
As we approach the weekend, darker clouds are beginning to form and the wind has increased, closing the top half of the Transarc gondola lift on Thursday afternoon. There have been a few snowflakes in the air today which, indications suggest, will be followed by light snow on Friday and a significant dump on Saturday night. Although the daytime freezing level is currently above 2000 metres, this should also drop with the incoming weather front, ensuring that the snow lays well below the 2000 metre mark.