Val Thorens Snow Report, 14 Apr 2010

Val Thorens, FranceOn the Glacier Du Bouchet, at 3200m, there is a depth of 215cm with the runs of Val Thoresn itself having a massive 140cm.

As we reach the end of the season, and the weather gets warmer, all the busy routes, like through ‘Roc’ (the main lift route) and ‘Plein Sud’ (the piste home for everybody) the snow is turning very sugary. However when you get onto the higher runs, like ‘Col D’Auzin’ off Cime Caron gondola, and ‘Tete Ronde’ off Peclet funitel, they’re not as well used, and the snow is in great condition. Unfortunately now is not the right time for off-piste, as all the snow has turned rather crunchy, so stay on the pistes, and stay high, you’ll have a great time.

A light fall of snow is due, heaviest during Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Thursday afternoon, min -9°C on Thursday night). Wind will be generally light.

We have a fireworks display this week to celebrate the French school holidays, as well as a GB73 amateur freestyle competition later in the week.  A multi activity challenge is a great opportunity to try out human curling, snowshoes, or tele-mark. And as usual all the adrenaline pumping activities, like the night time toboggan run, the mountain biking on snow, and the ice driving academy.