Courchevel snow report 25.01.2013

Here is the latest snow report from our team in Courchevel.

There is 160cm of snow at the top of the Courchevel ski area with 124cm in resort. The last snowfall was on Tuesday with 10cm of snow falling.

There are 54 of the 57 lifts open with 116 of the 119 Courchevel ski runs open.

The weather this week in Courchevel has been best ascertained by looking out of the window. This is usually the best way of finding out exactly how the lower atmosphere is interacting with The Alps’ pesky terrestrial lumps and bumps, but isn’t especially helpful for those setting off at 9am hoping for a full day on the slopes, only to be caught out by that rogue westerly low and its thick precipitate and poor visibility. Fortunately, the meteorological boffins have been overly pessimistic this week, bringing bad news that turned out to be plain wrong. Like a raclette that looks to be down and out but just keeps on delivering that warm cheesy goodness, the sun above Courchevel has silenced the doubters with halcyon days and lingering pink sunsets. Next week’s forecast is relatively balmy – fingers crossed for the forecasters, both for the weather and for their job security…