Les Gets snow report 18.12.2012

Here is the latest snow report from our team in Les Gets

There is an amazing 180cm of snow at the top of the Les Gets ski area with 75cm on the lower pistes. It has been snowing heavily since yesterday morning with around 10-15cm expected to come today. Some light snow showers expected during the week too. Temperatures will hit a high of 1, and drop down as low as -18 over the next few days. There won’t be much wind, with wind chill only getting as low as -18.

Resort finally opened on Saturday 15th December, which is earlier than usual, due to the great snow conditions. At the moment there are 16 runs open, which is around 23% of the runs. There’s a mix of red, blue and green runs open so there is still a good variety for people of all abilities, and we’re expecting more runs to open later in the week. There are enough runs open to get you over to Morzine for some skiing.

Because of the early opening of resort, not all lifts are open yet, but there are currently 11 lifts out of the 51 lifts in resort open, which is more than enough to experience some of the fantastic runs. More lifts should be opening up throughout the week, and as of 22nd December we will have the 6 lifts over on Mont Chery open, amongst many more.

The ski conditions up on the Chavannes side of the mountain are great. Both Chavannes lifts are open, and the runs that are open over there in fantastic condition to ski at the moment. And on the runs heading over to Morzine there are some great skiing conditions too.

We’ve had great snow conditions over the past few weeks anyway, but the consistent snowfall over the past few days means that the snow is constantly being replenished giving us a sumptuous bed of fresh powder and the conditions on the piste remain fantastic.

With resort only just having opened, guests and visitors are still scarce, meaning that a lot of the powder has still barely been touched and is just waiting to be skied. It’s the perfect time to get out on the slopes.

Still no sign of Santa yet, but it’s not long until Christmas so we’ll be keeping a look out for him. The Grand Cry ski run isn’t open yet, but we’ll soon be seeing the trappers and Indians flying down it. The Local market is definitely worth a visit on Thursday mornings, selling some delicious local produce, and with plenty of samples.