Les Arcs Snow Report, 24 Mar 2010

SkierThere is 135cm of snow in Arc 2000 and 210cm up at 3300m. 99% of runs are open today along with 50/54 lifts.

Late into the season Les Arcs benefits from being a high altitude resort however walking around the bottom of the slopes this morning it was clear that temperatures had dropped well below freezing giving the runs a chance to firm up to the advantage of the keen skiers out on the first chairlifts.  While the slopes soften up in the afternoon it simply means skiers and boarders can relax and ski in fewer layers and end up with a nice tan.  With the Aiguille Rouge at more than 3,200m, conditions can be preserved for those riding to the top of the mountain.

The forecast is for sun over the next day or so and then heavy snow and colder temperatures at the end of this week.

The warm weather has brought out a great atmosphere in Les Arcs with skiers and boarders sprawled in deck chairs in front of all the restaurants in Arc 2000, it certainly is a time to lose a layer, relax and leave the holiday with a tan.  Nowhere suits the good weather better than the Altiport with music playing and people watching others attempting to aqua-plane across the water-slide, and succeed or fail. It is certainly an entertaining sight.