Alpe d Huez Snow Report 25/02/2015
Well, didn’t today just come out of nowhere?! After two days of intense whiteout conditions, today showed Alpe d’Huez at its most spectacular! The sun was beating down all day and despite being slightly chilly, the temperature provided that lovely brisk, fresh feeling that everyone loves.
With these four weeks forming part of the relentless French school holidays, I was surprised to find the slopes relatively empty – I didn’t feel like I was queuing anymore than usual which is fantastic for our guests staying with us at the moment and great news for the coming week as well.
As the sun was finally setting tonight on ‘the island of the sun’ (as Alpe d’Huez is fondly known as), I couldn’t help but think of our lucky guests that had chosen tonight to take part in one of the amazing activities available in resort – Sarenne by night. Sarenne by night commences early evening at the top of the Pic Blanc glacier at 3330m (where you can see a fifth of France!). Watching the sunset whilst sampling vin chaud, chartreuse and other delicious drinks, the feeling is one of true contentment. Once nightfall is upon you, the ski down the longest black run in Europe by only headtorch and the light of the moon commences. If you think this sounds amazing then wait to hear the icing on the cake – at the bottom of the run once everyone has descended there is a delicious meal featuring local specialties served in a rustic mountain restaurant! Now if this isn’t the best way to spend your Wednesday evening chalet night off I don’t know what is!
Forecast: Tomorrow is set to be just as beautiful as today! Layers needed however for the slight wind chill that may be present. Tomorrow night brings the arrival of light snow continuing through Friday, topping up our slopes for the arrival of our next guests at the weekend!
Last Snowed: 24 February 2015
Fresh Snow: 25cm
Lifts Open: 32
Lower Depth: 130cm
Upper Depth: 200cm
Runs To Resort: All open
Piste State: Good
Off Piste Snow: Fresh powder