Best winter for over 40 years!

Vicky February 6th, 2012

Powder please?  In spades?  No problem…

You can’t help but notice the unbelievable levels of snow in Europe so far this season.  All around us are reports of incredible conditions, some inspirational photos, and social media full of pre-holiday excitement – with yet more snow on the way, who wouldn’t want to go to the Alps and be a part of it all this winter?

Our friends from Paradiski, one of the largest ski areas in Europe linking Les ArcsPeisey Vallandry and La Plagne, have been in touch with some spectacular photos and some truly amazing statistics!

The total accumulation of snow has already reached a whopping 4.78 metres in Les Arcs, with depths of 1.75 metres being reported at 1600m and 3.4 metres up at 3000 metres altitude.  Corinne Chevance, of the Les Arcs lift pass company, confirmed this is the greatest volume of snow seen in Les Arcs since 1966!  Yep, that’s more than 40 years ago!  Neighbouring ski area La Plagne isn’t far behind with 3 metres of snow on upper slopes.

Check out the images below if you don’t quite believe us!

Top of the Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs at 3226m

Many other ski areas are boasting some impressive figures too; not only in France, resorts in Austria and Switzerland have also seen a massive amount of snow so far.  Here’s a quick overview of snow depths around the Alps:

St Anton – 490cm / Chamonix – 450cm / Saas Fee – 351cm / Alpe d’Huez/Vaujany – 350cm / Les Carroz – 345cm

With more snow forecast for next week, the 5 metre milestone in Les Arcs can’t be far away and the conditions for the half term holidays will be the best seen for many years – enjoy it if you’re already booked up to go!

Alternatively, get in touch and get involved in one of the best winters in years – request an online quote here.

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    One Response to “Best winter for over 40 years!”

    1. Michael Bennett says:

      Heading to Les Arcs 1950 in 19 days and counting….saying I can’t wait is a bit of an understatement!

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