Val d Isere Snow Report, 06 Apr 2010

Val d'Isère by nightThe snow depth has reached193cm at the top of the Pissaillas glacier and on the lower Espace Killy runs there is a base of 105cm.

The huge amount of snow that fell last week has defied any reasonable expectation for this time of year… spring skiing has never been this good!

The on piste-conditions are fantastic and there are plenty of fresh tracks still to be made off piste. The Easter rush is barely noticeable and everywhere soft, skiable and very forgiving conditions can be found; and the expansive space which the ski area covers means that the pistes never feel crowded as all skiers can rattle around on the 300km of pistes.

The sun has been shining all morning, and blue skies all yesterday got all the weeks’ skiers off to a wonderful start, most of them can’t believe their luck! Roll on the rest of the week. With snow this good, even normally sketchy black runs such as Tunnel, Marmottons and Fôret are enjoyable!

More blue skies and nice Spring temperatures with perhaps some more snow mid week are on the way – which is going to make for an outstanding Easter week!

Looks like a few of the Val d’Isere team will be entering the Val Challenge Rally this Wednesday; an 8 location race across the Espace Killy. With 17 weeks of skiing under our belts we can truly say we’ve got our ski legs back! Strict instructions that there must be one girl and one snowboarder in each team are providing us with no problems as there are plenty of people to choose from to make the team extraordinaire! Only problem is, some of the best skiers may choose to compete in the Ski Club of Great Britain slalom which is also happening on Wednesday; decisions, decisions. We’re all trying to make the most of this amazing weather before the season comes to its end!