Snow Report 11 December 2013 - Europe

Orelle 3 Vallees 10 December 2013 [Source: Orelle FB page]
It has been a dry and sunny week, warm at times. No snow to report for the French and Italian Alps and not much in the forecast either.

So the last snowfalls were back in November. We need a top-up to get things refreshed again. The higher resorts will have been able to maintain snow quality. Lower down it will be sun-affected, maybe hard, and maybe some snow loss below 1800m

The good news is that a bunch of ski resorts had openings on the weekend, including Les Menuires, Meribel, and Val Gardena in the Dolomites.

No snow forecast for the rest of this week or this weekend, but there is a chance of some on the horizon. Here's hoping!

Here are current conditions at selected French and Italian ski resorts:

Val Thorens - There is still 65cms in Val Thorens village (2300m) and more than 105cms on the upper slopes (3200m). There are 54 lifts open across the 3 Vallees ski area, with the lower slopes with just 30cms.

Val D'Isere - 40cms@1850m, 76cms@2500m, 72% of pistes open.

St-Gervais 10 December 2013 [Source: St-Gervais FB page]
Megeve - CLOSED, opening 21st December
Les Contamines - CLOSED, opening 20th December

Chamonix (Grands Montets) - 40cms@1972m, 120cms above 2765m.
Chamonix (Brevent/Flegere) - partial opening 14th December, total 21st December

Monte Rosa - OPEN, 24 lifts running this weekend , 70cms/150cms at Gressoney-La-Trinite.

Piani Di Bobbio - 30/40cms.
Monte Rosa 8 December 2013 [Source: Monte Rosa FB page]

Valchiavenna - 20cms in the village of Madesimo (1550m) to 80cms on the summit (2900m)

St Moritz (Corvatsch) - 5 lifts running

Madonna di Campoglio - 15cms@1500m and 60cms@2250m

Val Gardena - 10cms in town and 40cms up the mountain.

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