Snow Report St Gervais 17th March 2018

St Gervais snow report 17/03/2018

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13th March 2018 Jane in good heavy snow but poor visibilty

Another week has passed under a wide spectrum of weather conditions, sun, wind, snow, fog, rain; the only thing that has been lacking is cold as the foehn wind has dominated proceedings.As per almost every week of this extraordinary season, we have had some excellent skiing, sometimes good off the piste as well as on. Last Tuesday13th March gave some really good heavy ‘powder’ for which you needed plenty of slope and the visibility of the trees.

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13th March 2018 There is so much snow even at 1500 meters!

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14th March 2018 Sun and new snow

Wall to wall sunshine on Wednesday after a cold night lightened up the off piste snow enormously, although the warmth of the sun soon turned south facing lines into porridge!

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14th March 2018 Great skiing in the Bolshu bowl

Thursday and Friday were much warmer with cumulus cloud build up in the afternoons, but with some good en-piste skiing to be had

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14th March 2018 The sun turns south facing snow to porridge!

As the ‘beast from the east’ is due to return to briefly to the UK this coming week, so much colder weather and snow is forecast for our part of the Alps over the next five days, only the quantity of new snow seems uncertain. Whatever, this should give more excellent on and off piste skiing on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with few sightings of the sun before Wednesday. Temperatures are not expected to start to rise before Thursday at the earliest.

So make the most of these January-like conditions, as spring, when it eventually arrives, is bound to be suddenly very warm.
Have a great week!

Ps Total snowfall for this season in St Gervais is more than 7.5 metres, and it is not over yet by a long way!

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