Val Thorens Snow Report, 30 Mar 2010

Val Thorens, FranceThe snow depth on the Glacier Du Bouchet, at 3200m,  is 215cm and on the Val Thorens local slopes there is 140cm.

Snow conditions are simply awesome! Some thought the season was coming to an end as the temperatures rose and the slush was starting to creep  up the mountain… but the real faithful remained firm in their beliefs knowing the best was yet to come.

We had a dump of 35cm in resort last Saturday, covering the whole resort in that beautiful white. Temperatures have decreased again just below 0ºC creating perfect ski conditions.

Monday was an amazing skiing day, all that fresh powder and the sun came out on the early afternoon, perfect visibility and amazing deep light powder off-piste. In some places our knees got covered in snow, especially in some of the classic itineraries in Val Thorens, like the access into the Orelle valley from the Grand Fond bubble. The off-piste descent onto the powder bowl ending up in the Rosael valley was just unbelievable, just a regret I hadn’t my powder skis out.

The slopes were covered in “wows” from excited skiers cruising through the light snow many a time at speed just over their control limits.

The best runs were definitely the ones at the top of resort and protected from the wind, like Moraine, Genepi, beautiful Christine and Variante.

But best of all was the snowpark as it has been completely rebuilt for this week’s event: Frostgun competition with the best freestyle skiers in the world.

Just checked the forecast, another 30cm of snow arriving on the next couple of days… and sunny Thursday.. staff are going to be happy on their day off!!

Hold it because there are another 30cm coming up on Friday to Saturday!!! Still time to book online!!

We have the FROSTGUN event this week, Frostgunn is a freestyle event with the best young freestlye skiers ever. I saw them practicing in the park this week and I could not believe what I was seeing, this comes from the Frostgun website:

“When we were younger, everybody wanted to be a superhero. The childish and dreamlike state, where one believes that one can truly fly, disappears with adulthood and all of the sudden your common sense sets up limitations for ones imagination. But there are some people who don’t worry about these things, no matter their age. These people are the true Supermen of our everyday lives. FROSTGUN is an event created especially for those brave supermen…”

Indeed that describes what we saw in the park yesterday, 13 year olds with superpowers on skis.

We also have family entertainment in resort provided by the local tourist office and the classic resort entertainment like the longest toboggan run in Europe or some of the best après ski in the Alps

We have a very special jazz concert this week free of charge of course at Val Thorens church.