Val Thorens Snow Report, 09 Mar 2010

Val ThorensThere is 180cm of snow on the Glacier Du Bouchet, at 3200m, and the local slopes have 120cm at 2300m.

The pistes around Val Thorens have been well maintained over the last few days despite the weather being against us! But things are looking good as the sun is due to be shining during the day, with light snow overnight for the next few days, and some snow welcomed on Wednesday.

While the days are sunny runs in Orelle, like Peyron and Bouchet, are going to be in great shape, and be catching the sun all day! Any other high runs are also stongly recommended, such as Tete Ronde and Christine off the Peclet Lift, and Mont de la Chambre off Bouqetin.

Should the weather turn on Wednesday, the skiing further down the valley, near Saint Martin and Les Menuires is going to be better, especially the run Jerusalem. If you would Like to explore off piste in the area, I highly recommend Thursday and Friday, when the sun will hopefully be shining, and we’ll have all that lovely powder from Wednesday.

A light covering of new snow is forecsat, mostly falling Tuesday night and Wednesday. Temperatures are going to be well below freezing, -8’c to -16’c, so remember your layers! But fortunately little wind chill, due to light winds. We’re in jazz mode in Val Thorens, with the Jazz festival being on every night this week from 7pm! We’ve got BMW here showcasing their 4 wheel drive vehicle, and K2 showing off their latest products as well! We’ve got all the usually adrenaline pumping activities, like the night time toboggan run, and the mountain biking on snow, and a newcomer to the ranks: the ‘WAXX’ snow park contest this Friday!