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Val d'Isere Snow Report
Latest Snow Conditions

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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 3rd April 2014

Spring Time Conditions on and Off Piste
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 3rd April 2014

We are now beginning to experience classic spring snow conditions with overnight (although sometimes only light) snow re-freeze and daytime melt, particularly below 2500/2700 m.

Snow conditions are varied: crusted morning snow following the overnight refreeze, which sometimes takes a while to soften up; some lovely soft 'winter' powder on N facing aspects (becoming harder to find); areas of 'soufflé dur' (hard smooth windblown snow) where you wouldn't want to fall and go for what Henry calls a 'whipper' (a long dangerous slide); a lot of tricky-to-ski crusted snow, but where you can sometimes find areas of lovely 'frisette' (rippled, softened snow) which can make for some lovely skiing; ; and areas of lovely smooth spring snow as the morning warms up and the snow transforms.... It's all interesting stuff and worth persevering with - though you need to walk to get to it!

We're having to do quite a bit of walking, often using touring skis and skins, if we want to find powder snow and clean smooth spring snow. It can still be found but  the searching process is a matter of trial and error at the moment, even for the experts! With the current mild temperatures, the snowpack is shrinking by about 5 to 10 cm every day, and we spotted our first marmot of the season yesterday! Rocks, plants, and other obstacles are now poking through or hidden just beneath the surface.

Learn more about the conditions and Avalanche Safety from Henry's Avalanche Talk

Thanks to Alpine Experience Off-Piste Ski School for the Photos

Val d'Isere Snow Report:12th March 2014

Great Snow Even After a Week of Sunshine
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 13th March 2014
Skier in Tignes

The pistes are excellent in Val d'Isere and the snow is holding up well under the early spring sunshine.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 3rd March 2014

Blue Sky to White Out but a Big Dump on the Way
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 3rd March 2014
Low Clouds inversion

There has been a real mix of conditions over the last 24 hours in Val d'Isere. Yesterday skiers enjoyed perfect clear skies above the clouds but this morning the clouds are thicker and there's not much to see.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 17th February 2014

A Perfect Day in Val d'Isere
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 17th February 2014
Powder Skiing

Thanks to Andreas Bjorklund from Alpine Experience for these photos from what looks like one of the best days of the season.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 13th February 2014

Some of the best days of the season this week and lots of snow to come
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 13th February 2014
Man skiing powder blue skies

Tuesday and Wednesday have been some of the best days of the 2014 winter here in Tignes & Val d'Isere.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 7th February 2014

A Perfect Day in Tignes & Val d'Isere Followed by More Snow
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 7th February 2014
A Beautiful View from the top of Bellvarde

Thanks to Roddy from Pro Snowboarding in Val d'Isere for these pictures of the conditions on Thursday.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 4th February 2014

A dusting of snow overnight far more on the horizon
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 4th February 2014
Le Face cloudy

Thanks to Roddy from Pro Snowboarding Val d'Isere for today's report.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 31st January 2014

Fresh Powder in Le Fornet and Clear Skies
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 31st January 2014
skiers hiking

Thanks to Roddy from Pro Snowboarding Val d'Isere for today's low-down on the snow conditions in Val d'Isere.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 28th January 2014

Great Snow with Clear Skies & Even Some Fresh Powder
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 28th January 2014
chairlift in the sun

Thanks to Roddy from Val d'Isere Snowboard School Pro Snowboarding for today's Val d'Isere report.
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Val d'Isere Snow Report: 25th January 2014

Great snow & not a cloud in the sky
James Fisher | Val d'Isere Video Reporter | published: 25th January 2014
snowboarder on piste blue skies

Today was a perfect day in Tignes and Val d'Isere, clear skies and excellent snow on the pistes.
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