Val Heli Ski Snow Report: Monday 9 December 2013

After the last major snowfall a few weeks ago, powder has been scarce in Les 3 Vallees—but that doesn’t mean the skiing has been any less incredible! The temperature has lingered around 0°C and the forecast predicts sunny days ahead, once those clouds clear out…


…here’s to hoping they don’t linger–that is, unless they bring snow!

Courchevel is only partially open for the time being, with Meribel and Val Thorens accessible and trails leading down to 1650 and below opening up by next weekend.

The terrain is nicely groomed: not too icy with some loose granular. While there isn’t enough snow cover to fully venture off-piste, that hasn’t stopped some brave individuals from trying. To be safe, wait until we get another dusting in order to avoid injury on those hidden rocks and ledges. In the meantime, enjoy the wide-open pistes, fresh corduroy until late morning, and light queues before the Christmas holiday.

Over in the Espace buy propecia generic finasteride Killy, expect to see some sunny skies for the foreseeable future. Enjoy the bright, dry weather and sparsely populated pistes this week, as well as the relatively mild temperatures between 0° and 3° (with a gentle wind chill, too). In Val D’Isere, the packed snow is hard underfoot, so stick to the south-facing routes, especially in the afternoon.

Sainte-Foy is busily preparing for the opening of its new high-speed chairlift, meaning you’ll have much faster access to the slopes. The Sainte-Foy Tarentaise website boasts that this new lift is capable of traveling at a top speed of 5m/second, and it features top-of-the-line safety measures, such as an automatic locking system. The resort is also installing a brand-new piste machine to ensure that you have the smoothest runs during your stay; we are convinced that Sainte Foy is right on track to welcome its annual crowds.

Cheers to the beginning of an adventure-filled season!