Courchevel Snow Report, 14 Apr 2010

Courchevel, FranceThe upper slopes, at 2700m, still have a good snow base of 150cm and at

1850m there is a base of 80cm.

Following last week’s balmy temperatures, this week has so far been positively more chilly, a change which is excellent for the snow and skiing, if less good for the end of season BBQs. The lower temperatures should serve to conserve the still significant covering of snow until at least the end of next week, helped no doubt by the light snow showers yesterday afternoon and evening which added a few centimetres of top-layer sure to make skiing this morning excellent.

With about a metre and a half of snow at the top of resorts there is still plenty of excellent snow around and although it gets a little heavy after lunch further down, there are plenty of excellent runs available and very quiet due to the time of the season all the way down to the level of La Tania.

As always excellent piste-bashing has contributed to such amazing retention of good snow but even so, Courchevel’s ability to get the sun but the snow not to be affected by it is quite astounding.

Snow showers are to mix with sunny patches over the next few days with warmer temperatures later in the week.

The big event this week is the charity event held all day Wednesday down at the Ski Lodge in La Tania. With Live Music all day and games, competitions and prizes given out it promises to be an amazing day. The highlight of which is likely to be the float contest with participants making their own floats and then racing down the pistes with points for speed, style and design.