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Beautiful Day
Another perfect day here in La Tania. Basketball court now up and pool covers removed. Not long until Summer now!

Report issued by Johnny on Friday 29 May 2009 at 17:43


New Snow
Above around 1550m the trees are white. Snowing quite heavily last night at Meribel 1600, should be some pockets of powder up there although probably quite heavy until you get high up. Sunny this morning although due to cloud over later with the chance of some more snow showers.

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 17 April 2009 at 08:38


Shorts weather
Positively boiling low down. Need to pick your runs right or things softening up too much. Plenty of cover still, even both sides of La Troika are still open. Bring your shorts if you're on your way out for Easter (although some cloudy weather supposed to be on it's way).

Report issued by Lady Jane on Tuesday 07 April 2009 at 10:31


Sun is out, another warm day, snow soft lower down but still some great piste skiing on offer. Bottom section of La Tania red now closed and the odd lower run but sill masses of great skiing available especially AM.

Report issued by Euan on Friday 03 April 2009 at 12:14


6pm Monday Night - Dumping again!
More snow, coming down hard now, been on and off all day.

Report issued by Alex on Monday 09 March 2009 at 18:05


And it's still snowing...

Report issued by Phil on Friday 06 March 2009 at 15:01


As good as it gets...
Out with Jamie and Jemma this morning - fantastic. First down M in half a metre of the lightest powder ever, we were choking in the stuff - The best, lightest powder we can remember...

Report issued by Phil on Friday 06 March 2009 at 14:42


15cm on my balcony....
Just had first tracks down Jean Blanc this morning and now heading up to M. Perhaps 50cm forecast for tonight...

Report issued by Phil on Thursday 05 March 2009 at 10:22


Warmer... Bit snow later in the week?
After superb skiing on Thursday and first thing Friday the temperature has shot up and there's a sudden spring feel everywhere today. Looks like being fairly warm with spring like conditions for the next day or so but colder, more unsettled weather looks like it's heading over from mid-week. I bow to the Video Snow Report guru later though...

Report issued by Kev on Saturday 28 February 2009 at 11:42


Wet Snow Low Down
Been coming down with a bit of rain low down but set to get colder this evening, should be some freshies tomorrow!

Report issued by Phil on Sunday 18 January 2009 at 16:37


The cloudless blue skies have ended for now with a covering of fresh snow this morning and it looks like moderate snowfall set to continue on and off throughout the day. Certainly freshening up the pistes and making everything look a whole lot better.

Report issued by Phil on Tuesday 06 January 2009 at 09:27


Snow Tomorrow Night?
The sunny days and cold weather continue although there a few clouds coming over and a chance of some snow by tomorrow night - not a major dump though. Pistes generally becoming harder now and some stones about, it's worth checking out the S3V grooming lists (print outs at the major lift stations) to find the freshly groomed pistes for the best runs.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 05 January 2009 at 11:52


Cloudless Blue Sunny Skies....
Gorgeous weather and superb piste conditions. Some icy, hard pack areas with the odd stone about on heavy traffic areas and late in the day on shaded areas but generally spot on skiing and riding in the sun (still cold too!).

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 23 December 2008 at 09:54


Very high winds today, lots of top lifts closed and everything shut in 1850 for a time. The La Tania gondola was of course open (nothing in Le Praz, 1550 or 1650) - one of the lifts that nearly always operates whatever the weather in The three Valleys. One drag and intermittent opening of the Lanches 4-man chair meant there was plenty of skiing available around La Tania - it is the greatest place.......... Summits are getting stripped of snow (off piste) with the high winds but there is light snow falling now at 3:30pm and some more expected.

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 14 December 2008 at 16:19



Snow Time!
Friday morning. Heavy snow from 4pm yesterday, still snowing now, already 16cms of fresh on the garden table. Cracking start for the snowbase this season.

Report issued by Ferg - Ski Deep on Friday 05 December 2008 at 10:41


Dumping Down!
Coming down heavy right now, roads are becoming a nightmare....

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 04 December 2008 at 17:45


The piste bashers are out in Val Thorens although I think they are going to need a good few days with the snow cannons before it is possible to open. According to the radio about 50cms fell at the top yesterday though!

Report issued by Nick Ski on Thursday 13 November 2008 at 13:42


Snowing.... a little bit higher up
A good fall of snow last night. Snow line looks as though it's around Nickski's chalet. Heading up to 1850 this afternoon so I'll take my camera!

Report issued by JonBoy on Thursday 13 November 2008 at 12:27


Snow in the air...
I can smell it, think there's some coming tomorrow, suddenly a lot colder too....

Report issued by Snowman on Tuesday 11 November 2008 at 17:58


Snow Time!
Began to fall last night, still descending lightly now giving the resort a very gentle dusting. depth on garden table 6.5mm. Temp 3 degrees C.

Report issued by Ferg on Wednesday 29 October 2008 at 17:12


Its snowing - So early we haven't even done our first flakes sweepstakes!!

Report issued by Cath - Avid Eaters on Friday 03 October 2008 at 14:27


Snowing in Tignes - NOW
The lifts high up on the glacier in Tignes open for Winter tomorrow - and it's already snowing down to resort level in Tgnes, Le Lavachet. Bring it on....

Report issued by Nic & Karen on Friday 26 September 2008 at 12:30


Tignes Summer Ski Report
Minus 6C at 3500m this morning. No new snow but well grommed spring like conditions softening up by mid morning. A little sketchy at the foot of the piste as you take the short chair back to the cable car. The Snowpark is in good nick still with some Summer training camps going hard. Snow tonight, freshies tomorrow.....

Report issued by Nic, Le Brasero, Lavachet, Tignes on Tuesday 19 August 2008 at 14:22


25cms of lovely powder high up
After 2 days of snow above 1700 and cloud, saw some patchy sunshine especially at the top of Peclet today.The skiing is fantastic and more Spring like due to warmer temperatures but still powder to be had above 2600 on North facing slopes.Still skied home to the door.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Wednesday 23 April 2008 at 14:20


Plan Fontaine and Folyeres still open and loads of snow on Folyeres.Best runs were Combe de Pylon and Lac de la Chambre.Mid morning the wind picked up and started to close lifts in Val Thorens.Still one more week until the the 3 Valleys Circuit closes.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 20 April 2008 at 17:19


At least a foot of fab powder above 1800 and a good few inches in La Tania.Poor visibility this morning and heavy snow so the tree runs were great as always.Started to clear about 1pm and the Grand Couloir was as good as I have ever skied it, just masses of powder.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 15 April 2008 at 18:28


The sun returned today and it is still more like February than April.The pistes are in fantastic condition although the off piste was crusty in lots of places.Believe it or not snow forecast yet again well below La Tania for Monday.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 13 April 2008 at 17:55


Not the best Friday this season with rain below about 1800.Snow level due to drop to 1100.At 4pm about 12 cms at the top of La Tania and very heavy snow, by 5pm snowing in La Tania.Saturday should be a great day.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Friday 11 April 2008 at 17:41


Great sunny morning with clouds all around. Wonderful piste skiing even down to Mottaret and a quick trip to Val Thorens to sample the remains of yesterdays 6 inches of fresh snow.Started to snow heavily here in La Tania at 4.45.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 08 April 2008 at 17:03


Another little top up
5cm overnight giving a nice covering and a beautiful blue bird of a day this morning. A deep dark blue cloudless sky with some fresh snow - a great day in prospect.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 07 April 2008 at 09:47


And more snow...
Further snow showers overnight giving a nice covering of fresh snow topping up the pistes nicely. Wetter snow low down but should be dryer high up.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 03 April 2008 at 08:27


Typical March/April day. Piste M and Jean Blanc were bashed and amazing soft snow. Not too slushy later in the day and all La Tania resort runs still open.Snow predicted coming in overnight down to Moutiers could be yet another powder day.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 30 March 2008 at 18:51


Another Powder Day
Still plenty of powder to be found if you venture off piste a little. Walked up behind the hut at the top of the Chanrossa chair (the pisteurs were checking for tranceivers)and came down the large face. Then up Creux Noir chair. Headed towards the Mottaret side and then climbed up back towards the Courchevel side to come down the left hand side of the Aiguille. Light and fluffy deep powder. Finished off by coming down the couloir at the top of 1650, a little wind blown at the top, but great lower down. Followed by a well deserved hot chocolate in Rocky's. Pistes in great condition.

Report issued by Sally Dazzle on Wednesday 26 March 2008 at 19:36


More snow...
Another 15cm of fresh in resort this morning and some blue skies and sunshine about. Standby for Mexican party tonight - Free Tequila with real moustaches....

Report issued by T Wall on Tuesday 25 March 2008 at 10:39


Snowing again now...
6pm Sunday night and it's started snowing once more. Forecast is for -14C tonight! A few locals rode down to Bozel today - way down below the resort and a bit thin at the bottom but skiable.

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 23 March 2008 at 18:54


Big, big snow this morning
Coming down thick and fast from 7am Friday morning - snorkels needed off piste later.....

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 21 March 2008 at 09:17


Another belter of a day today....
Sun out strongly this morning and not a cloud in the sky. Pistes in near perfect conditions apart from some heavy stuff lower down coming in to resort level. A top week this week!

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 19 March 2008 at 08:29


Dumping in La Tania
Heavy snow right now in La Tania and more expected overnight and tomorrow - around 30cm according the forecast. Had some fantastic powder around Suisses, Turks, under the Vizelle and then all the local favourites La Tania side.

Report issued by Rich Ski Magic on Sunday 16 March 2008 at 17:28


Powder Day
After a rather difficult day on Wednesday with high winds, poor visibility and lift closures, the sun has finally returned. Fresh tracks down to Lac Tueda, with an interesting ski out, then over to 1650 and down the couloir to the left of the avalanche face. Pistes are in great condition. More snow forecast this weekend.

Report issued by Sally Dazzle on Friday 14 March 2008 at 09:09


It's Snowing...
About 15cm of snow on my balcony this morning. Must be great if you ski rather than drive...

Report issued by Phil on Tuesday 11 March 2008 at 11:57


Above knee deep champagne powder on north facing lea slopes off Cote Brune today.Minus 12 in La Tania 7am and colder at the top back to almost to January conditions.Val T had the best snowfall yesterday and Courchevel the best on Tuesday.Although only a few inches below 1700mtrs but it all helps the lower runs.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Thursday 06 March 2008 at 14:42


Snowing now...
As predicted the temperature has dropped and it is snowing gently. Forecasts expect about 5cm today, with temperatures dropping to -8 tomorrow and staying cold for the rest of the week with more snow showers. Long term forecast is predicting nearly half a metre around next Monday!

Report issued by Rich Ski Magic on Tuesday 04 March 2008 at 09:14


Very heavy going low down
Very warm once again on Sunday and runs deteriated low down especially the final few hundred metres or so in to Meribel and Mottaret - still plenty of cover but the heavy slushy moguls were hard work, of course you can always take the lift down... Things set to change with much colder weather by Tuesday hopefully with some snow too, but cannons will be operating and pistes will firm up anyway and improve conditions.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 03 March 2008 at 08:45


Snowing in 1850!
Rather wet snow until yr above 2000m. Temps set to plunge to -12C on Wed though....

Report issued by Kim on Saturday 01 March 2008 at 11:03


Strike is Over
Common sense prevails and all Courchevel lifts are open again this morning. Clouding over this evening and snow expected down to 1500m. Warm temps yesterday softened the snow considerably (avalanche risk has risen from 1 to 2 out of 5) but Winter is set to return by the weekend hopefully.

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 26 February 2008 at 09:54


8.45 left La Tania for Meribel Village straight onto the lift and set off on our weekly chalet tour to the 4th Valley. Once through Meribel had no more than a couple of minutes queing.Lovely run down Lanches then the Stade and Plan Fontaine home.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Monday 25 February 2008 at 18:38


Okay, busy week but took guests to 4th Valley and Bouchet highest point via Peclet and home for 3.30. Top tip sandwich for lunch and ski when everyone else is eating. Only queued for more than 5 minutes on 3 lifts out of 18.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 19 February 2008 at 18:51


Another beautiful sunny day as the high pressure system continues to dominate the weather systems. Excellent piste skiing continues, the slopes above 1650 are perfect.... Some directly exposed sunny slopes and heavily skied areas are becoming hard and worn by mid afternoon but well worth making it out for that first lift to enjoy the perfect corderoy and some quiet slopes before the mid morning busy spell.

Report issued by Jimbo on Wednesday 13 February 2008 at 10:57


Just had one of the best weeks of the season a foot of powder and then wonderful sunny days and relatively quiet pistes with very few queues.Every single run is open in the 3 Valleys including the Grand Couloir

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Saturday 09 February 2008 at 14:40


Dumping now...
Has been dumping since about 11am. Radio says to expect between 10-30cm (fairly precise!) clearing tonight. Sunny tomorrow!

Report issued by Rich Ski Magic on Monday 04 February 2008 at 13:02


Snow is sooooooo good
Powder day on Saturday followed by creamy perfectly pisted runs in the sunshine on Sunday. Wind got up to close some top chairs around midday but La Tania was sheltered from it all - more snow on the way....

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 04 February 2008 at 09:40


Cloudy, light snow high up
Poor vis in places but some cracking piste skiing. Finished with a race down to Meribel Village and all lived to tell the tale.....Happy Birthday T. Wall.....

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 30 January 2008 at 16:54


Sun continues - but snow on the way
Sunny weather has led to some pistes becoming hard and worn in their busy traffic areas (especially at the end of the day) but the vast majority of pistes are still in excellent condition. Weather set to change with new snow fall expected by the end of the week.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 28 January 2008 at 10:59


Snow started early morning.Four of us had the first fresh tracks down Folyeres then ventured to Jean Blanc which we were still the only tracks on after our second run. Then off to Mur still freshies at the side.Incredibly windy even at the top of Gravelles chair and very unpleasant at the top of Plantrey

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 22 January 2008 at 15:35


Another Perfect Day
Cloudless blue skies, beautiful sunshine, great snow - everything open... Ahhh...

Report issued by Jim on Sunday 20 January 2008 at 12:31


A Perfect Day
It doesn't get much better than this! Quiet pistes, no lift queues, and great powder everywhere. After a light snowfall last night, there was a fresh covering of snow on all the pistes. Some fantastic off piste skiing was had down to Lac Tueda, followed by more fresh powder off the side of Chanrossa. One of the best days so far this season.

Report issued by Sally Dazzle on Thursday 17 January 2008 at 20:16


Wed 10am - Dumping down!
oh yes....

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 10:04


Monday Evening - The snow returns once again
After a grey day it's all gone white once again and the snow is coming down. Set to clear Tuesday with further snow forecast on Wednesday. Perfect pistes in prospect...

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 14 January 2008 at 20:06


Started snowing 4am and it is still coming down over 12 hours later.High winds at Plantrey level.So all the tree runs Folyeres, both Morrettas,Jockeys and Jean Blanc fantastic.What a great start for this week, with sun forcast in the morning

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Saturday 12 January 2008 at 16:43


After 2 days of snow then rain to about 2000mtrs had a trip to the 4th Valley today.Beautiful sunny day and wonderful fresh snow on higher slopes.All resort runs still open although very hard packed on Plan Fontaine.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 08 January 2008 at 15:50


A few cms of fresh snow yesterday made superb piste skiing today.Jean Blanc and Jantzen were bashed and superb. Meribel very busy but Courchevel Valley seemed to have very few busy lifts. We didnt have more than a couple of minutes waiting time.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Monday 31 December 2007 at 18:57


100% open in Courchevel and probably in the whole 3 Valleys even Gros Murger draglift out of the centre of La Tania whose opening times are always a mystery is open.Pistes still quiet no queing for lifts

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 23 December 2007 at 18:27


And another great day...
Still clear, sunny and cold. Off piste in many areas is wind packed now but still the odd powder stash. Most pistes are still superb and groomed to perfection but late in the day in shaded areas there are some hard packed spots especially on busy areas - I wouldn't call it ice though and it's still white... The Folyeres run down in to La Tania is probably the best piste in the world right now (and no one on it either).

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 20 December 2007 at 11:52


Perfect (but maybe a bit cold)
Another great day but very cold. Most pistes remaining superb with the odd hard patches in busy areas. Still some great powder to be had when it hasn't been wind swept...

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 17 December 2007 at 17:46


10.15 sun starts to appear for the first time since Saturday.10.50 Vizelle opens and 3 Valleys links, only Creux and Combe Saulire pisted and open,so it had to be Piste M then Suisse followed by Marmottes.To end the day down through the trees above La Tania and Morretta back home. As good as it gets!!!

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Wednesday 12 December 2007 at 17:33


Latest forcast snow to continue for another 24 hours!!!!Still no 3 Valleys links open due to avalanche risk and high winds.Over 1.5 metres as of this morning at the top of Saulire.Every single piste in the whole system will be skiable on Saturday once the the snowpack stabilises or is made safe.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Monday 10 December 2007 at 13:00


Saturday awesome, skied all the way down Jockeys in champagne powder and then again back to La Tania by Moretta at least 60cms of snow on the pistes.Wet snow overnight but now freezing again and very heavy snow now falling with 2 full days right down to the valley floor to come.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 09 December 2007 at 11:11


Rain on Friday will turn to snow tonight and continue on through the weekend. Sunday could see some rain in resort (but snow just higher up) but again turning back to snow as night falls. Looks like continuing cold next week with snow showers at the start of the week. Up high the experts are talking of a 1m fall... Go hard, but take care.

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 07 December 2007 at 12:42


Nick predicts correctly - Snow!!!
"24 hours plus of heavy snowfalls to start later today and continuing into Tuesday down to 1200.This will guarantee all the 3 Valleys links for Saturdays opening.Looking at the forecast this could just be the start!!!!!" ---- And yes, as Nick predicted we've got snow. La Tania all white once again this morning. Only an inch or so right down to resort level but plenty more fresh higher up and set to continue throughout the day. Main piste in to the village is pisted and complete thanks to snow cannons and piste bashers - all looking good for Courchevel / Meribel opening on Saturday. La Tania lifts open on the 15th while Val Thorens report 41% of their area is now open.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 03 December 2007 at 10:04


24 hours plus of heavy snowfalls to start later today and continuing into Tuesday down to 1200.This will guarantee all the 3 Valleys links for Saturdays opening.Looking at the forcast this could just be the start!!!!!

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 02 December 2007 at 10:02


Milder - but pistes are built
After all that snow we've had some milder temperatures and lower down much of the snow has melted but the prepared pistes are all still there, pisted and compacted and ready to be skied.

Report issued by Jamie on Tuesday 27 November 2007 at 10:22


Sunshine, deep blue sky and lots of fresh now blanketing the mountains - Simply stunning. Days like these are what life's all about...

Report issued by Jamie on Friday 16 November 2007 at 12:55


So far 26cm on my balcony and still coming down.Can't wait to get driving!

Report issued by phil the van on Wednesday 14 November 2007 at 07:23


1 degree below freezing, lovely light fluffy snow falling
Snow started to come down again at 22.30, good quality, dry, light and no good for snowballs but great for a base. Should continue all day Wednesday and the get even colder on Thursday. Time to get the snow chains on....

Report issued by Ferg - Ski Deep on Tuesday 13 November 2007 at 23:56


Another 1.5 cms snow last night down in resort with a 24 hour storm predicted for Tuesday night onwards with snow right down the valley and then -10 or lower.Val Thorens opens on the 24th.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Monday 12 November 2007 at 09:22


We've got Snow!
Coming down as forecast, only a covering so far and not a huge amount forecast but it's a start and it's cold...

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 09 November 2007 at 09:12


In Val Thorens right now, most of the resort has a covering ovf the white stuff - rain still at 1850 at present though. Check out the 360 Webcams for pics.

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 30 October 2007 at 16:29


Roxanne has just pointed out to us that it's actually snowing!!! The sky is blue but there's a few thin clouds producing the finest snowflakes ever... but it all counts! Joey of Nickski fame rightly predicted that it would snow today so is the proud winner of the 4 Euro and 26 Cent prize fund! Congratulations!

Report issued by JonBoy on Monday 22 October 2007 at 17:27


Winter's Coming
Touch of first snow on the trees just above La Tania. VT all white and snow in 1850 on Thursday... It's coming...

Report issued by Rich on Saturday 29 September 2007 at 16:51


100cm in Austria
I kid you not - it's dumping over this way... Will send it on it's way, James xx

Report issued by James on Thursday 13 September 2007 at 13:49


Snow - and it's June next week!
As always seems to happen there's one more sight of snow in resort before Summer really kicks in as La Tania awoke to a white covering once again this morning. This Winter rolls on and on...

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 28 May 2007 at 12:16


Last tour of the 3 valleys including the 4th valley what a great weekend with uncrowded pistes and Folyeres still open but only skiable to the La Troika drag lift.We still skied through Meribel and Mottaret no down lifting required.A final beer at Bouc Blanc mid afternoon.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Monday 23 April 2007 at 13:53


Folyeres still open but thin in places and ends just before the bridge. However Bouc Blanc and the top section of Dou De Lanches are great.All links still open Mont Vallon was super around lunchtime followed by Grand Lac to St Martin 2 Chair and then Choucas and down to Meribel.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Thursday 19 April 2007 at 20:02


Still Hot....
And hardly even freezing at night now so lower slopes really suffering over the last couple of days. Still possible to ski down to La Tania though but it looks like they've given up on the free Troike drag lift (and as it's so quiet who can blame then!). Still some good runs higher up and there'll be some decent skiing until we close this weekend. Meribel Mottaret is open for another week and Val Thorens until May 8th.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 16 April 2007 at 19:40


Still Hot....
And hardly even freezing at night now so lower slopes really suffering over the last couple of days. Still possible to ski down to La Tania though but it looks like they've given up on the free Troike drag lift (and as it's so quiet who can blame then!). Still some good runs higher up and there'll be some decent skiing until we close this weekend. Meribel Mottaret is open for another week and Val Thorens until May 8th.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 16 April 2007 at 19:40


More sunbathing weather and too hot to ski... But pistes higher up fine in the morning, softening up during the day and a slush fest at the bottom (especially in to Meribel and Mottaret). La Tania resort run still skiing well all the way down with only the odd marker being posted for thin patches - remarkable considering the weather!

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 11 April 2007 at 16:21


Hot Sun - Low Down Starting to Suffer
The hot sun of the last few days hadn't had too much of a bad effect on the pisted runs as hard freezes overnight with lots of grooming work led to classic Spring conditions with softening runs throughout the day. However last night and today there has been more cloud about and the snow softened up quickly today. Maybe an inch of fresh up top this morning but soft, soft, snow by afternoon just about everywhere. Skiing down in to Mottaret was so slushy and a lot worse than the La Tania home run which still has surprisingly good cover with no bare patches down the main run. Still enjoyable skiing and boarding above 1800m especially on North facing and steeper, less skied runs.

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 08 April 2007 at 18:11


Just a beautiful day...
Absolute stunner of a day today. Deep blue skies and hot sunshine that has eventually softened up the snow after a hard freeze last night. Slopes that directly face in to the sun are suffering and had softened up suprisingly quickly this morning but most slopes stayed fairly firm until lunchtime. Still great cover though and not a hint of rocks or bare patches on the main runs.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 05 April 2007 at 16:17


Snow and Sun
A miserable day at resort level today with cloud and wet snow lightly falling throughout the day. Higher up however you could ski above the murk and sunshine with falling snow was quite a weird experience - some rocking pistes and even flying down back to resort the North facing La Tania slopes were still fairly firm and a great fly down - especially on brand new Nordica Nitrous Hot Rods, the softer snow the better!

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 04 April 2007 at 20:20


Superb pistes
A quick afternoon blast around Courchevel - with the black Suisse, M and Chanrossa all in excellent shape. Lower down slushy in the late afternoon but La Tania blue resort run holding up well with good cover and no bare patches - and not even as slushy as expected on the way back down....

Report issued by Will on Monday 02 April 2007 at 17:50


Superb Pistes High Up
Some fantastic piste skiing across the Three Valleys. The warm sun got to grips with the fresh snow of Friday night and the fresh covering vanished from the lower slopes and the trees very quickly but higher up the cover is spot on. Blue run down to resort still has masses of cover on it and stayed firmer this afternoon as the sun refused to really come out (until 5pm on the Ski Lodge terrace - what a perfect end to the day).

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 01 April 2007 at 20:36


Snow started about 2 hours ago and with it came a huge temperature drop.Minus 5 and snowing as fast as it ever does could be a big one. Saturday could be a great day.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Friday 30 March 2007 at 20:32


Cloud coming on, snow on the way
After some beautiful days of sunshine and perfect snow the weather is about to change. Snow due tonight and over the next couple of days - hopefully some sun again next week to go along with the freshies...

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 30 March 2007 at 15:39


Gorgeous Snow...
The sun and blue skies came out this afternoon for some glorious piste skiing on perfectly groomed pistes. Lovely, lovely snow. Still a bit of powder in sheltered spots, the rest transforming under the sun. Looks like quite a bit more snow is forecast too - what is going to happen to my long, long lunches in the sun...

Report issued by Dave S on Monday 26 March 2007 at 20:11


Could it get any better than this?
Another fantastic day's skiing. Visibility again wasn't the best, but still plenty of fresh, thigh deep, untracked powder to be found. Snow still falling, cold temperatures. Turning out to be a great season.

Report issued by Sally Dazzle on Thursday 22 March 2007 at 19:00


Champagne Powder at Least a Foot of the Fresh Stuff
Wonderful powder day but poor vis above 2100 metres. All the tree runs were superb and 1650 was lovely with hardly anyone on the pistes. Could be a great one tomorrow as the sun is due to shine now and again in the morning.Guess what most of the local girls are going shopping !!!

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 20 March 2007 at 19:02


Winter Returns Once More
After more than a week of sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures the weather finally turns and it's snowing once more. It's forecast to fall way below resort level and snow showers to continue throughout the week. Lovely...

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 19 March 2007 at 14:59


and the sun goes on....
Another perfect sunny day but snow holding out well with the cold nights allowing snow cannons and smooth piste bashing to operate. Snow is hard first thing but softens up lovely in the sun and there's some great piste skiing and boarding to be done. Heavy lower down at the end of the day, so the gondola may be an option to come down but if you ride it hard you can imagine it's powder and blast through it....

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 14 March 2007 at 11:47


Another Beautiful Sunny Day
Pistes stating to suffer lower down (La Tania home run has plenty of cover though - no bare patches at all). Creamy pistes over 1650 this morning were wonderful and there really was a naked women getting her photo taken at the top of Saulire today! Shibboleth's Last Stand tonight at the Ski Lodge - it'll be a big one......

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 13 March 2007 at 17:42


Great Pistes but the Wind's got up
Some beautiful piste skiing around 1850 and 1650 today. Rarely used runs line Cave des Creaux and Mur were superb and only a bit soft in the sun facing sides. High Winds this afernoon sprang up from nowhere and closed all the high lifts pretty quickly. This led to some long queues at drag lifts and some lower chairs that were still open but we got back from 1650 ok after watching the queues go down from the safety of the Caserole Restaurant at the bottom of the Signal Chair. Just for a change we came down the green run back in to La Tania and I was amazed at how good the snow on it was - considering there's no snow cannonand it's low down, it was great fun, almost like a boarder cross... Off now to Bring Your Sisters down the Taiga. Plus it's Shibboleth's last gig of the season in La Tania on Tuesday so this should be good training......

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 11 March 2007 at 19:41


Another Great Day - and now it's snowing...
Classic Spring snow today after the temps dropped right down last night (snow cannons at the top of the gondola this morning). Skied over to 1650 and then St Martin and lots of places in between - run down in to Meribal was prett horrible but Folyeres resort run is holding uo VERY well

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 10 March 2007 at 02:09


Fantastic day went to the 4th Valley and skied the itinery we call it Pete's Lorry.Snow cover as good as always all runs home still open.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Friday 09 March 2007 at 21:58


After an horrendous week with only a few hours of sunshine but loads of snow and yes rain below 1800 Friday and Saturday we had a great day today all the way to Masse.There is so much snow that Chanrossa and Creux Noir are still closed along with Mont Vallon for the 3rd day or longer . Skiing is typically Spring conditions but getting colder this week with yet more of the white stuff coming our way. Skiing back to La Tania with all runs open as is usual for the time of year.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Sunday 04 March 2007 at 22:52


A foot of fresh high up
but raining down in resort... Lift company reporting 30cm of fresh on summits but high lifts still closed while the pisteurs deal with avalanche safety and 3V links have delayed opening once again. Jockey and Jean Blanc both open for fun in the trees down to Le Prax though...

Report issued by Phil on Friday 02 March 2007 at 10:28


SNOW - Big Time!
After a couple of days of light snow fall we had a decent dump last night. Around 40cm low down with at least 60cm high up according to the lift company. We've got a 4 out of 5 avalanche risk, delayed opening of high lifts and Three Valley links, the roads are chaos and it's still coming down now - WINTER RETURNS! Fantastic skiing and boarding when the weather clears, Go Hard...

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 26 February 2007 at 10:39


Heavy snow this morning down to below resort level (to around St Bonn). Only a few cm at the moment but big flakes and it looks set to continue for a while. This should freshen the slopes up considerably.

Report issued by Phil on Sunday 25 February 2007 at 09:37


Coming down now in to resort - was expecting some rain first, forecast to get colder with more snow through tomorrow... Should freshen things up nicely!

Report issued by Carl on Saturday 24 February 2007 at 11:00


Sill Great High Up
Perfect Winter snow on pistes high up but certainly getting Spring like lower down with the warm temps, snow forecast this weekend though!

Report issued by Gazza on Friday 23 February 2007 at 14:00


Happy Mardi Gras! It's a big one tonight with the mighty Shibboleth. . . .
Another one of those deep blue sky days today when it feels great to be alive. Pistes holding up well to the half term crowds, always worth getting up early and lunching early to get the best time on the slopes and avoid any queues. Late in the day the lower slopes becoming rather scraped in busy traffic areas but all in all some brilliant skiing and boarding available.

Report issued by Rob on Tuesday 20 February 2007 at 11:07


Another Perfect Day...
The sun is out, the skies are blue, it's wonderful, the snow is too... Think there a 5 runs closed in the Three Valleys, only 288 left to do then - around 590km!

Report issued by Eric on Friday 16 February 2007 at 10:31


Loadsa snow...
Fantastic cover now throughout the Three Valleys, even the Jockeys black down to Le Praz is now officially open. Some high runs around Creux / Chanrossa still closed for safety but when the weather clears we reckon Jean Blanc will be the only piste closed in the Courchevel Valley and only the black Tetras and low Villages run will be closed in the whole of the Meribel Valley (unless they get the chance to work on them of course!). Wetter snow lower down as temps are fluctuating but snow showers set to continue over the next few days with the odd bit of sunshine in between. Go hard...

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 14 February 2007 at 10:38


More snow...
Another good fall of snow last night with everything white once again this morning. Should be a decent amount of fresh up high! Off out there...

Report issued by Carl on Monday 12 February 2007 at 08:47


2cms overnight then 10cms this morning in La Tania
First lift fairly quiet for a fresh snow day everyone thought it would not be that good.We made the effort and it just got better and better as the morning progressed. Jean Blanc, Mur,Chapelets and the old Stade were great and the trees above La Tania fantastic by 1pm.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Thursday 08 February 2007 at 16:27


Snow - a little later than expected...
7pm and it's dumping - more soon!

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 07 February 2007 at 19:22


More Sun - but the snow is on it's way
Sunny days are causing hard pistes at the end of the day and some thin areas appearing. Get out early on the fresh corderoy for the best piste skiing. Over 90% of the ski area is open - even down to Le Praz has been opened now so ignore what the British media is saying. Meteo France (by far the most accurate weather site) is reporting snow down to 1200m tomorrow night / Wed morning - just in time for the February masses....

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 05 February 2007 at 17:07


More Sunny Days
Great piste skiing but some hard patches developing in busy traffic areas. Looks like Sun for the next 3 days then hopefully some snowy weather moving in around the middle of next week. Don't forget the sun cream!

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 02 February 2007 at 19:10


Piste Cruising at it's Best
After 2 consecutive days of skiing over to and around Val Thorens in sunny weather with fantastic pistes (even the traditional icy runs down in to Meribel and Mottaret seemed ok) we really "did" Courchevel today. 1650 was as usual fairly quiet with wide open groomed pistes to carve at ridiculous speeds, the pisted runs above 1850 skied superbly too. There are a few icy spots in busy traffic areas and on a few tracks but generally the skiing is rather fantastic with even some nice soft off piste still worth playing on in the trees above La Tania and 1650. All in all another great day on the mountain - the reported death of the ski industry by the UK media seems to be a bit premature....

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 29 January 2007 at 17:13


No updates for a while 'cos skiing from 9 to 5 each day. Blinding day today, not a cloud in the sky, real cold and fresh and piste skiing as good as it gets. From Courchevel to VT we;ve had an absolute blast today and the first tracks down the groomed sloped in to Meribel this morning was like skiing on velvet - well worth the Australian Day hangover to get first lift this morning.... All in All One Great Day...........

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 27 January 2007 at 22:21


Everything back to normal
Fresh tracks everywhere again today from Saulire down to Cote 2000 above Mottaret off piste all the way followed by Lac De Lou and all places in between. It really is that good and lovely cold temperatures but windy in Val Thorens.The pistes are fantastic and no queues. Snow cannons blasting away all over, the 3 Valleys are getting ready for February.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Thursday 25 January 2007 at 22:38


Freshies... Powder rules apply today
No friends on powder days... Around 20cm in resort, must be double that high up - Go Hard (but take care)

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 24 January 2007 at 08:41


coming down at last
Told you I could smell it in the air... Hopefully set to continue dumping for a while yet and some great freshies when the weather clears!

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 23 January 2007 at 17:43


The snow began late morning and by 1pm snowing down in La Tania. Temperature below freezing here and looks like a serious dump might have started.Check the webcams in the morning, fingers crossed for a great powder day ahead and day off as well.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 23 January 2007 at 17:40


Still waiting.... you can smell the snow coming
Cloudy skies and cold temperatures - snow must surely be on it's way

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 23 January 2007 at 11:19


The rain will turn to snow...
Sunday / Monday should see temperatures start to drop significantly and a decent amount of snow come through. High winds and rain to around 2000m today - a horrible day but things about to improve so keep the snow dance going...

Report issued by David on Thursday 18 January 2007 at 21:57


Fantastic piste conditions after a dusting of new snow
Piste M and Chanrossa pisted last night giving some really good piste skiing. Resort runs open as always, mid station and above uncrowded with no queues at any lifts and in fantastic condition, off to the 4th Valley in the morning.Seems more like April than January but getting colder Sunday.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Friday 12 January 2007 at 22:24


Sunny with some high cloud
Sun makes a welcome return to LT. Most pistes in good nick although weather still a bit warm so snow feels a bit like spring stuff. Sun for next few days, temps hopefully dropping early next week.

Report issued by ferg - ski deep on Wednesday 10 January 2007 at 09:51


Grey wet old day today
Freezing level went shooting up to over 2000m last night and rain fell in resort although it is due to come down to around resort level in the next couple of days. This morning has grey cloud over the Col with intermittent rain down in La Tania, not a pleasant day. Snow cover for those venturing out is still pretty good though on the groomed runs and apart from a few little used drags only the Creux Noirs chair remains closed.

Report issued by Phil the Van on Monday 08 January 2007 at 11:23


and more snow...
Currently snowing hard once again afer some blue sky this morning and fantastic skiing and boarding. Creux/Chanrossa and Le Praz areas still to open officially but all runs skiable just about everywhere. Green and Blue runs down in to La Tania open with great cover. Time to head for the trees...

Report issued by Rob on Thursday 04 January 2007 at 15:49


Half a metre of fantastic champagne powder
Snowing all day long with strong winds at the top of the La Tania chair. Not much visability, so yet again La Tania stars with her tree lined runs. Also Jockeys down to Le Praz was a great ski along with Jean Blanc.The bashers will be working overtime tonight.

Report issued by NICKSKI NICK on Tuesday 02 January 2007 at 18:27


Half a metre of fantastic champagne powder
Snowing all day long with strong winds at the top of the La Tania chair. Not much visability, so yet again La Tania stars with her tree lined runs. Also Jockeys down to Le Praz was a great ski along with Jean Blanc.The bashers will be working overtime tonight.

Report issued by NICKSKI NICK on Tuesday 02 January 2007 at 18:26


at long last the white stuff falls again, Happy New year
14.00 local time the rain that started this morning at last turns to lovely snowflakes in resort. Snow level dropped from 2200 overnight down to 1100 now and should drop to 700m tomorrow with snow continuing through wednesday and even thursday say Meteo France. That will cure a few nasty hangovers.

Report issued by Ferg - ski deep on Monday 01 January 2007 at 14:51


Pistes best early morning
Some pistes becoming harder later in the day and icy / bare spots developing in heavy traffic areas but that said there is still masses of piste skiing with all the main links open around the Three Valleys. Chanrossa/Creux/Roc Merlot chairs still to open in Courchevel (1650 has the Pyramides drags open and links to 1850) and Olympic/Stade in Meribel still closed but good piste skiing to VT and back. La Tania runs all open down to the top Gondola station with red ok to the link with the Folyeres blue which has really good cover right down to resort thanks to the snow cannons, the Troika beginner lift in resort is also now open. Only Le Praz has no resort level runs open at the moment. Everything crossed for some snow on New Years Eve....

Report issued by Carl on Friday 29 December 2006 at 09:53


Folyeres open along with around 80% of the 3 Valleys Runs
All main points open including Vallon, Masse,4th Valley and Caron. Roc de Tougne very good. The snow cannons are making it all possible with over 200 kilometres of runs covered and skiing well with some icy patches and harder packed later in the day.Believe it or not it is still possible to ski home on the green piste although it is closed due to very thin cover lower down but the top half is open and Folyeres is skiing well especially in the morning after pisting.

Report issued by NICK NICKSKI on Tuesday 26 December 2006 at 18:35


Pistes Improving With Cannoned Snow
More pistes now opening and masses of snow cannoned snow has been produced in the low temperatures. Skiing down in to Meribel from the Ronnie after the band at Happy Hour in the dark with a few drinks inside you is always a challenge but add in a white out of snow cannons really adds to the "fun". Another good day on the piste and Folyeres improving all the time - expect it to be (officially) open in the next day or so. Lac Bleu is now complete for easier access to Biollay from Chenus.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 21 December 2006 at 08:53


A Wonderful day to VY
Blue skies and groomed pistes,with great skiing all the way to VT. A bit busier their but we ripped up some piste today. Only the odd slick patches about - some great skiing today...

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 20 December 2006 at 02:27


Folyeres closed but 95% of it skiing like a dream
After a great day on Saturday with some superb piste skiing with blue skies, empty slopes and smooth, groomed pistes (especially Creux and Saulire and decent runs down to Méribel and Méribel Village) Sunday was a warm, overcast day with low cloud and poor visibility most of the time. Snow had softened up considerably and quite a few more people were about which cut up the runs quite a bit. Chenus ripped down to 1850 when clouds moved every now and again. We didn't venture over to the far side of Mottaret today but good reports on the runs around Cote Brune on the way up to Val Thorens were heard in the pub tonight (although poor vis most of the time). The La Tania blue and red down to the top of the gondola (like mid-way down) are open, had fairly good cover and skied well. The Folyeres blue though the forest down to La Tania is still officially closed but those that ducked under the ropes experienced a wonderful run down after pisteurs had been working on the run all night - it's only the last 100 metres that have lost some cover but you can pick yourself down ok. According to some of the old school here it's because the ground has been so warm that stones haven't been forced to the surface and we were surprised how few of those awful scraping rock against ski/board noises we heard today. Some of the same runs in late April often feel like they're covered in gravel. A little covering of snow high up tonight and drizzle at resort level but nothing significant happening so far. Predictions for Christmas Eve/Day snow are what people are hanging on to at the moment. To sum up there's still some good and extensive skiing in the Three Valleys with surprisingly good cover on many pistes but it's still fairly quiet of course and the busy Christmas and New Year weeks do need some more snow or low temperatures to get the snow cannons working at full throttle. Some pistes such as Chanrossa, around the Creux bowl and high up above 1650 are groomed and prepared - looks like they're saving them for next week. A few people are moaning but those that get out there are generally having a good time - we all did today and it's certainly not as bad as some of the doom merchants are saying, there's been a lot worse starts to the season, so drop in and go hard.........

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 18 December 2006 at 02:44


Piste skiing is so much better than expected
Saulire and Creux groomed and spot on. Biollay a Bit hard and cruddy, good pistes down to meribel mid way harder snow low down but open down to meribel and meribel village. All in all we've had a great day out. . . .

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 16 December 2006 at 15:18


OPENING OF THE LIFTS from Sat Dec 16th 2006
All Subject to change of course................. Courchevel 1850/1550/Le Praz: Verdons gondola è Piste des Verdons Chenus gondolaè Piste de la Loze Saulire cable carè Piste Combe de la Saulire Biollay chairlift è Piste du Biollay Sources draglift è Piste des Verdons Altiport draglift è Zen de la Ferme (on condition) Bellecôte draglift è Piste de Bellecôte (draglift on condition) Jardin Alpin gondola è Pistes Jardin Alpin, Bellecôte and Biollay Grangettes gondola (urban connexion only) Praz gondola (urban connexion only) Col de la Loze chairlift è Piste du Col de la Loze Golf magic carpetè ZEN Practice (on condition) La Tania : La Tania gondola è Without ski slope, way down by gondola only Dou des Lanches chairlift è Without ski slope, way down by chairlift only Col de la Loze chairliftè Piste du Col de la Loze To come back to La Tania from Courchevel 1850, please use the Chenus gondola (from 3 pm at the latest) A Courchevel 1650 : Ariondaz gondolaè Without ski slope, way down by gondola only Signal chairliftè Pistes Ariondaz et Grandes Bosses No lift connexion possible between Courchevel 1650 and 1850. Please use shuttle services. Méribel-Mottaret : Plattières gondola 1, 2 & 3 è Pistes Rossignol, Sittelle, Alouette and Mouflon Combes chairlift è Pistes Martre and Fouine Plan des Mains chairlift è Pistes Bouvreuil bleu and rouge Doron draglift è Piste Doron Ourson draglift è Piste Ourson Châlets gondola (urban connexion only) Pas du Lac 2 gondola è Piste Marcassin (depending on snow making production) Pas du Lac 1 gondolaè Without ski slope, way down by gondola only Châtelet chairliftè Pistes Rossignol and Sittelle Côte Brune chairliftè Piste Venturon Arolles chairliftè Piste Furet Roc de Tougne draglift è Pistes Lagopède and Bartavelle 3 VALLEYS CONNEXIONS OPEN FROM SATURDAY DEC 16th LA SOCIETE DES 3 VALLEES

Report issued by S3V on Thursday 14 December 2006 at 15:32


Top First Day
First day's skiing much better than anticipated, Verdons Saulire and Chenus all in good nick (powder to be had). Beautiful day, no crowds, then run back to Tania with first tracks on Crete and Arrolles. Up to 60 cms+ at the top, 40cms+ near Bouc Blanc and enough snow to get right back to resort (old skis though....).

Report issued by Ferg on Sunday 10 December 2006 at 18:43


she's a dumping, started at 18.30
At last what looks like proper snow is falling in LT (and further down), 10 cms in an hour and a half and good quality. Air temp 2 degrees C and falling, wind gone. Forcasy from Meteo FR is for snow to 1200m tonight and tomorrow AM, then snow rain limit dropping to 800m. Next few days nice and cold (down to -9), allez la neige.

Report issued by Ferg - Ski Deep on Friday 08 December 2006 at 20:03


Courchevel 1850 opening on SUNDAY
La Tania all white at the moment - only a covering but lots more high up. Snow forecast for Friday night - probably rain first. Temps may be higher next week but some decent skiing should be available over at 1850. Courchevel have announced they will open on SUNDAY (not Saturday) with Saulire, Verdons, Biollay and of course Chenus for access to the run down to La Tania (for those that will, and trust me, they will). All info subject to change of course and no news from the Méribel side yet but would expect decent skiing down to the mid-station on that side. Current view at 3pm Friday is you'll definately need rock hoppers to get back to La Tania but probably good to top of gondola or maybe even lower here at the minute. If we get as predicted Friday night though it might well be possible. It really did snow heavily yesterday but the ground still too warm so most melted quickly still thin cover down here and under 2 degrees at the minute we need those cannons on. Let it Snow.... Toffa & Nick Ski

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 07 December 2006 at 16:01


Dumping it down
Temperatures have dropped throughout the morning, now under 2 degrees and still falling. Snowing like mad at the moment and due to carry on well until this evening.Forecast looking very good with lots more heavy snowfalls down to the valley floor on and off until late Saturday.The first day at Courchevel on Saturday could be a classic one, at this rate we will be skiing back to La Tania which we normally do when Courchevel opens.

Report issued by Nick Nickski on Wednesday 06 December 2006 at 13:35


Snow IS Forecast
Lots of people getting a bit over concerned re the lack of snow down to resort level and things have been a bit late this year. High up things are looking whiter and the rain in resort has at least been falling as snow at altitude. The good news is that most of the forecasting models are predicting a change in the systems and it will finally start to get colder from tomorrow - plus snow showers and hopefully more at the weekend with the freezing level dropping below the resort and the chance for some serious snow cannon work to get Folyeres built. Fingers crossed and do that snow dance but it'll come.... Let is snow, Toffa.

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 05 December 2006 at 22:53


Rain in resort - snow higher up?
The snow at resort level didn't last long but that often happens at this time of year - hopefully there's snow higher up and it's still white at Courchevel 1850. The very mild temps have meant snow cannons low down haven't been used yet - expect that to change later in the week with colder temps forecast and the home run piste will be built. No need to worry yet, everything can change in a day...

Report issued by Carl on Wednesday 29 November 2006 at 14:01


At least 15cms overnight
First main snow of the winter, the snow ploughs are out in La Tania.Val Thorens opens this weekend according to the local radio. Its time to dust the skis off.

Report issued by Nick Nickski on Wednesday 22 November 2006 at 08:45


It's Dumping!
Right here in La Tania, right now...

Report issued by Cath on Tuesday 21 November 2006 at 23:15


More snow...
Snowed last night and again this morning, only lightly down in resort and down to maybe a 1000m however there is a decent amount forecast for today/tonight. Telemark opens tomorrow!!!

Report issued by Gazza on Tuesday 21 November 2006 at 08:46


The first few flakes down to resort level started around 8pm. Let's hope it keeps going...

Report issued by Phil on Sunday 19 November 2006 at 22:53


Nearly June Snow!
2cm of fresh on my balcony this morning - and it's June tomorrow...

Report issued by Phil the Van on Wednesday 31 May 2006 at 11:18


La Tania Floods....
The stream that runs down to the bottom of the Gondola has broke it's banks, road closed and flooded, Taiga flooded, Pompiers and Mayor are here, cranes and diggers trying to repair dykes, Saboia not slid down the hill yet though. Lots of rain after all that May snow caused the stream to flood - it's all chaos here.... (no change there then)

Report issued by T. Wall on Friday 19 May 2006 at 11:16


Winter Returns....
Not sure that it's supposed to do this as it's approaching mid may but there's a good 2 inches of fresh on troika... and it's still snowing!!! Get those lifts back open!

Report issued by Johnboy on Tuesday 09 May 2006 at 11:06


Lifts now closed (VT for another week)
It's all over now, La Tania returns to a ghost town until 1st July when we open for Summer. Thanks for all the feedback, support and beers this season - it's been a blast. Until Germany, the Summer (and next Winter) - GO HARD......

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 02 May 2006 at 14:22


Sunny but hungover...
Great Spring snow cover remains with good snow depths and most of the Three Valleys still open. Heavier later on but this can be good fun too if you rip. The Ski Lodge closed last night and after Wednsday's Charity Day most people need a rest - but then it's the Telemark party tonight! Well done everyone on Charity Day - a superb effort and thank you for a great day.

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 21 April 2006 at 12:50


Cloudy, warm, slushy - but great fun
Snow fairly heavy even at high levels today but "powder" skis such as the Dynastar Legends, The Salomon Hot Scramblers and Pocket Rockets, Rossy B2 Bandits and twin tips like the Scratch just float above it all - keep them pointing down the hill and another great day on the mountain was had by all...

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 18 April 2006 at 21:39


Another Perfect Day?
A bluebird day today with superb snow conditions - it must be the best late season snow for years, normally we're talking about a strip of white piste making it's way down between the trees, but this year there's still snow everywhere... Happy Easter everyone!

Report issued by Stevo on Thursday 13 April 2006 at 10:32


10 inches on my balcony this morning!
Winter returns to La Tania with up to 10 inches of fresh snow in resort with lots more higher up and snow all the way down to Geneva! Fantastic April skiing in prospect when the weather clears on an already excellent base for April. Those who kept the faith for that late Easter break have been rewarded, but fingers crossed the sunny weather returns for Charity Day.

Report issued by Phil on Tuesday 11 April 2006 at 11:23


Yet another powder day 3rd so far in April and its only the 6th
Probably had 75cms plus of fresh snow this week which is very typical for April and still skiing back to the door of the Chalet. Loads of snow on Folyeres and not a stone in sight on any piste in the 3 Valleys and only a handful closed.

Report issued by Nick Nickski on Thursday 06 April 2006 at 08:33


Another fantastic powder day
Lots of delayed openings due to high avalanche risk especially around 2000 mtrs, above lovely fresh powder. Some of the biggest avalanches of the season even Bouc Blanc was blasted by the pisteurs before opening. Wonderful skiing, only another 3 weeks before La Tania closes it all seems far to soon so much snow still to ski.

Report issued by Nick Nickski on Friday 31 March 2006 at 23:35


9 inches on my balcony this morning
White trees, white paths, a white ski lodge terrace and freshies.... No vis though

Report issued by Phil on Wednesday 29 March 2006 at 13:08


Snow after the rain
Only a good covering but white trees and freshies once again this morning....

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 29 March 2006 at 10:42


Gloomy weather but superb piste skiing continues
Warmer weather and a touch of rain at resort level but pistes remain superb. Softening yesterday in the sunshine but great fun on modern skis.... Well done to the Escapaders - 7 hours 34 minutes, 29 lifts and NO stops at all.

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 24 March 2006 at 08:10


We did it all ,14 points visited and back in one piece but knackered
The 3 valleys escapade was conquered in 1 day by an intrepid team of 8. Snow conditions fantastic and a huge distance covered in about seven and a half hours and 28 lifts.All done in aid of La Tania charity day so plese try to beat us next year.

Report issued by Nick from Nickski on Wednesday 22 March 2006 at 20:10


A bit cloudy but superb pistes
Fantastic piste skiing. Everything open and even the narrow icy tracks aren't icy.....

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 21 March 2006 at 08:22


Incredible powder skiing...
Incredible powder skiing, thigh deep (skiers/boarders) to waist deep(telemarkers).....will forward some photos soon. Still plenty of fresh cold lines on north & east faces with a small amount of walking or traversing. Slightly wind affected high up on Val Thorens but still beautiful snow. Heroic piste conditions with packed powder all over the show & temps staying low. High pressure is back with sun & bluebird days this week.... OUT THERE

Report issued by Bill Manson on Thursday 16 March 2006 at 14:27



Report issued by Scottish Andy on Monday 13 March 2006 at 09:40


It's dumping....
More snow now falling... will it ever stop?

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 10 March 2006 at 18:19


Today's the day.....
Blue sky this morning, The Loze open and Lanches chair running (Saulire / Meribel links are delayed for further avalanche clearance work this morning). Get up and get out there (weather closing in again later and tomorrow).

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 07 March 2006 at 10:36


and more snow....
Woke up to snow once again, the rain/snow level falling to around 1000m and big flakes coming down. Must be over a metre of fresh high up from the last few days. Can we have some sun now please....

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 05 March 2006 at 10:42


2 feet of fresh high up. The tree runs absolutely fabulous. A bit wet low down but awesome skiing in prospect when the weather clears.

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 04 March 2006 at 12:46


Cloudy, overcast day with light snowfall. Set to get heavier this afternoon as this weather front comes over. It certainly feels like a day when it's better to be inside, cold and the snow set in to continue all day. Some pistes were becoming hard so this has come just at the right time.

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 28 February 2006 at 09:36


Sunny day, blue skies, great pistes
Another great day in the Sunshine although still staying very cold high up - needed a hat on. Some hard and icy patches on steeper pistes and heavy traffic areas but all runs and lifts open (even Grand Couloir and the long La Tania drag!) and in the main offering great piste skiing.

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 26 February 2006 at 19:23


Fantastic piste skiing lovely sunny day and some great first tracks
Everything back to normal conditions after last weekends snow falls. The Grand Couloir opened today and is a lovely ski. Still loads of fresh tracks to be found and temperatures staying nice and cool.

Report issued by Nick , Nickski on Thursday 23 February 2006 at 17:52


Down to resort level and still coming down!

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 17 February 2006 at 09:26


Wet snow low down but lots of fresh high up
Snow turned to rain at resort level overnight but lots of snow higher up - A good 30cm at the summits apparantly. Forecast to get colder lower dowen and more snow right through the weekend...

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 16 February 2006 at 10:25


It's snowing...
Started coming down heavy now. Let's hope it doesn't turn to rain...

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 15 February 2006 at 18:53


Pistes ok, more snow needed
Some good piste skiing on offer but more snow is needed, stones strewn around some of the higher areas and lower down offering the best skiing.

Report issued by Ali on Tuesday 14 February 2006 at 09:54


A little bit more snow....
Only a covering in resort really but up to 6 inches at the summits should freshen the pistes up. It's very welcome and there could be some more next week.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 09 February 2006 at 22:16


It's snowing
Started snowing again at last - long may it continue...

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 08 February 2006 at 19:09


Lovely sunny day with some glorious piste skiing
Only a small handful of runs closed in the whole 3 Valleys, we have over 120 miles of runs with snow making machines, more than the total of most resorts and they are in superb condition with fresh snow made evey night. Some of the other runs hard in places with occasional stones showing through. Off the side of the pistes you can find some superb grippy snow and enough moguls to keep everyone happy.

Report issued by Nick Nickski on Saturday 04 February 2006 at 17:25


Sunny piste skiing
Still good on-piste skiing available if you time your runs right. Lower 1650, 1550 and Meribel runs still ok when the sun is on them for an hour or so (and Folyeres still good with only the odd hard patch). Worth getting your skis edged for the hard pack high up and most black steep stuff is very thin. Off piste is cruddy in the main. Sunny for the next couple of days but maybe some snow Monday.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 02 February 2006 at 15:08


Sunny but Windy
Hard pack and wind swept on upper slopes. Snow didn't really happen over the weekend. Some lovely groomed pistes lower down though. Some top lifts restricted due to winds.

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 29 January 2006 at 10:28


It's snowing!
and more forecast for the weekend. Pistes do need freshening up so this is welecome!

Report issued by Snowman2 on Thursday 26 January 2006 at 20:42


another beautiful but cold sunny day
the cold and sunny conditions (-6 in Tania this morning) are helping to keep the pistes in top condition (with some work from the piste bashers), slopes still nice and quiet, more sun forecast for next 3 days, a joy to ski and deals still to be had.

Report issued by ferg - on Tuesday 24 January 2006 at 00:31


Sunny day and the best powder day of the season so far.
First tracks down Chanrossa and off the side of the Courchevel bowl, at least half a metre of fanastic powder. All the pistes in superb condition and all totally uncrowded.Almost as good as it ever gets.

Report issued by Nick of Nickski on Thursday 19 January 2006 at 13:50


A foot of fresh!
A foot of fresh at the top, pistes all freshened up with around 6 inches of new snow in the resort. It's arrived just in time as some pistes were becoming very hard packed and worn in the heavy traffic areas. Should be some great skiing and boarding when the weather clears!

Report issued by Amy on Wednesday 18 January 2006 at 21:51


snowing, about -2 c, good looking flakes
started snowing late afternoon, still light snowfall now but set to continue all day tuesday and maybe wednesday morning. Thursday should be sunny and a fine day to be out there.

Report issued by ferg - ski deep on Tuesday 17 January 2006 at 00:38


More snow at last
Started coming down at 4pm. Let's hope it'll keep going...

Report issued by Phil on Monday 16 January 2006 at 18:56


Sunny but staying cold
Some area becoming hard packed and a bit worn/icy in heavy traffic areas but still some superb piste cruising around 1650 and 1850 on so, so smoothly groomed runs - worth getting up on the mountain before 09:30 for and trashing...

Report issued by Glen on Friday 13 January 2006 at 19:38


Everything open! (nearly)
Great skiing continues with every lift in the entire Courchevel and Meribel Ski Area is now running even the little used long La Tania drag Gros Murger is open. Only 2 runs officially closed in Courchevel - the Belges and Grand Couloir black runs down from Saulire. Loks like it's quietening right down now too... Time for Shibboleth then!

Report issued by Andy on Saturday 07 January 2006 at 15:45


Huge Powder Day under La Tania chairlift awesome
At least 30cms of fresh snow overnight, fresh tracks all round La Tania and Courchevel. Could be the start of one of the best seasons. January will be a great time to ski here.

Report issued by Nick of Nickski on Sunday 01 January 2006 at 13:20


Heavy snow at last after Arctic conditions for the last 4 days
Should be an awesome powder day tomorrow, lay off the booze tonight for the 9am lift.We will be there, Pocket Rockets waxed and ready !!!

Report issued by Nick of Nickski on Friday 30 December 2005 at 17:05


Lots of snow, lots now open
Just about all of the Courchevel Valley is now open except for the Creux / Chanrossa chairs areas and the steeper blacks (M, the coulours and the Le Praz blacks). Another sunny day in prospect and the pistes becoming harder in busier areas, still seems quiet though. Kat xxx

Report issued by Kat on Friday 23 December 2005 at 09:45


Great start continues
A beautiful day once you get above the clouds low down. Great skiing on empty slopes - lots more to open up on Friday including the La Tania lifts! Grand opening night party at Hotel Telemark on Friday too.

Report issued by Andy on Wednesday 14 December 2005 at 12:33


More Lifts Open
Saulire now open giving access to Meribel plus the run down to Creux - lots more opening up now and runs down to Meribel, Mottaret and Meribel Village open (Lodge du Village is now open!). 1550 and Praz have gondolas running though runs not (officially) open. It's a blue sky, white snow day today - bring it on!

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 10 December 2005 at 11:18


and even more snow!
It's still coming down today with great skiing on empty slopes in Courchevel - good goggles needed! Only the Verdons and Chenus gondolas plus Biollay chair and the free Bellecote drag operating so far but piste bashing is taking place higher up and Meribel link is scheduled to open on Saturday with quite a few more lifts. La Taiga opens tonight with LdV on Saturday!

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 08 December 2005 at 13:25


Another 12 cms over night seems like a daily occurence with more to come
About 50cms in resort now, piste bashers working hard down in La Tania. Courchevel is fantastic with probably only 200 people on the slopes.Even the off piste can be awesome in the right places. What a fantastic start to the season.

Report issued by Nick Nickski on Wednesday 07 December 2005 at 08:07


Great 1st day skiing
Verdons, Chenus and Biollay lifts open over at 1850. Still thin cover high up but the main pisted runs have good cover. The (closed) run down to La Tania was a classic powder run all the way down - sinking through the soft snow occasionally on the upper runs but once we reached Folyeres with the snow cannoned base it was simply perfect.

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 04 December 2005 at 11:27


Massive storm coming in via Geneva, Annecy, Albertville - absolutely torrential rain from 6pm according to new people arriving. At 11pm snow started falling in La Tania - by 2am we had a light, fresh 7cm on the tables outside the Ski Lodge. Time to hurry to bed and get those first tracks tomorrow - DROP IN, GO HARD..............

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 03 December 2005 at 02:57


Its been snowing all night and it is still coming down over 10cms
Another fall like this and it will be the new green run home on Saturday a great start to the season.

Report issued by Nick of Nickski on Wednesday 30 November 2005 at 07:17


clear and very cold
Snowed from early friday morning to friday 15.00. 15 - 20 cms in resort, still very cold, more snow forecast for sunday night, monday and tuesday. The new green run is now officially white. Might have to fill the hot tub to celebrate.

Report issued by ferg - ski deep on Sunday 27 November 2005 at 00:47


Snow in Tignes
dumping in tignes ...oh and a Fantastic bar opens up on saturday night ...get over here for free champagne

Report issued by Nic and Karen on Thursday 24 November 2005 at 20:01


Cold and snow on the way!
It is minus 6 at the moment and snow due to 100m tomorrow.... LOL

Report issued by Joey and Nick on Thursday 24 November 2005 at 15:22


Snow Cannons running
at least we'll be able to go sledging...

Report issued by Ferg on Friday 18 November 2005 at 15:02


Started snowing
(in Tignes) just now... Moving in tomorrow!

Report issued by Nic on Wednesday 02 November 2005 at 20:11


Sunday 2nd October
It's dumping here in Tignes man - WICKED. We officially opend up for Winter yesterday - bring it on!!!!

Report issued by TC on Monday 03 October 2005 at 11:51


Tignes Summer Skiing Update
Was supposed to update this ages ago but I didn't - sorry. Current view (from behind TCs Bar) is that the glacier isn't that great but has been worse and that the park (for all you "jubbing in the park" types) is holding up pretty good. Anyway, drop by for a beer - we open at 5pm in Summer. TC xxx

Report issued by TC from on Wednesday 24 August 2005 at 10:32


Tignes opens June 18th
for our next snow fix.... Update on the glacier and summer ski area as soon as to see how much of the 20km of piste, 750m vertical drop and 16 lifts are open this Summer.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 4 June 2005 at 17:43


Cloud about but sunny periods
Hard pack and slick bits in the heavy traffice areas but plenty of beautifully groomed runs especially early in the morning. Lots of half termers starting to appear - it's a lot busier than last week...

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 10 February 2005 at 17:43


Another Great Ski Day
Sunshine and great pistes. Still some great soft bits off piste, great days...

Report issued by Ian on Thursday 3 February 2005 at 17:00


This is the day of the season
After 6 days of snow we've a metre of powder to play in and the weather has finally broke - Sunshine at last. BUT avalanache risk remains extremely high at 4 out of 5 and no bonding of the snow pack has taken place due to the very cold temperatures. So go hard but go safe.

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 25 January 2005 at 19:30


Still snowing
still it comes down - roads are chaos, but the skiing will be fantastic...

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 23 January 2005 at 11:40


Coming donw thick and fast this morning!Bring it on!

Report issued by Jef on Friday 21 January 2005 at 11:00


More of the same - but snow expected soon...
Folyeres in La Tania open and Verdons in 1850 plus Tougnette 1, Saulire 1, Rhodos 1 & 2 plus the Altiport and Golf lifts for the run down to Meribel Village. Mottaret has Plattieres 1 & 2, Combes, Arolles & Doron. Skiing on well groomed artificial snow turning soft on sunny facing slopes. Hopefully more snow later today and significantly more of the ski area will open at the weekend so we can go skiing and boarding rather than spend time on opening nights....

Report issued by Toffa on Friday 17 December 2004 at 00:01


Clear Blue Skies, Groomed Piste(s)
Staying cold and snow cannons still blowing at night keeping the Folyeres run in excellent condition - only this and Verdons open on the Courchevel side but a few more pistes open in Meribel and down to Meribel Village. Snow forecast for the weekend!

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 13 December 2004 at 18:37


La Tania will open the Gondola for access to the Folyeres piste on Sat 11th December - Folyeres is absolutely perfect but poor snow depth on non-cannoned pistes means only the Verdons lift/run open at 1850 (you can go to the top for the view but can't take your skis or board up). And how do we know Folyeres is perfect? Cos we walked up to the Bouc Blanc to find out, well worth the hike for the perfectly groomed soft snow. From the lift company: Compte tenu des conditions actuelles (très faible enneigement naturel) et de l'impossibilité de produire de la neige de culture (douceur nocturne), nous vous informons qu'à partir du samedi 11/12/04 nous ouvrirons les remontées mécaniques et pistes suivantes : - Télécabine des Verdons : piste des Verdons (verte), - Téléphérique de la Saulire : pas de piste, accès piéton, - Télécabine du Jardin Alpin : pas de piste, ouverture jusqu'à 16h35, - Télécabine des Grangettes : pas de piste, - Télécabine du Praz : pas de piste, - Télécabine de la Tania : piste des Folyères (bleue). Les tarifs restent inchangés soit 11 uros la journée et 9 la demi-journée pour un adulte; vous trouverez ci-joint la grille tarifaire complète. Une navette fonctionnera en continu entre Le Praz et La Tania pour les clients souhaitant skier sur la piste des Folyères.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 09 December 2004 at 18:57


La Tania to open early?
Strong rumour that La Tania will open the Gondola and Troika on Sat 11th December - Folyeres is absolutely perfect but poor snow depth on non-cannoned pistes elsewhere across The Three Valleys. Still only the Verdons lift/run open at 1850 (you can go to the top for the view but can't take your skis or board up). And how do we know Folyeres is perfect? Cos we walked up to the Bouc Blanc to find out, well worth the hike for the perfectly groomed soft snow.

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 09 December 2004 at 09:40


Snow cover but no depth
Only Verdons over in 1850 is open at present. Snow cannoned pistes have almost a metre of depth but even higher up there is only around 4 inches of snow depth covering the whole ski area. Temperatures remain cold and the thin cover is keeping everything looking white to well below Le Praz. Opening night in the Ski Lodge was as mad as ever - pics soon.

Report issued by Toffa on Tuesday 07 December 2004 at 09:55


More snow overnight
Another 3 to 4 inches fell at resort level overnight and it looks like a lot more up high. Looking good for Courchevel 1850 opening this weekend! Struggling with snow chains at present (never put the snow tyres on until you get stuck at least once - it's tempting fate!)

Report issued by Nic on Tuesday 30 November 2004 at 12:43


low cloud, light snow (flakes of 2mm diameter).
Il neige, Nevica, is snowing, vors sprung snowing. Set to snow all day today (Monday) and tomorrow. Roll on the 4th. TTFN

Report issued by ferg the goose on Monday 29 November 2004 at 09:18


All White and Staying Cold
Folyeres snow cannons have laid a good base on the resort home run and a few centimetres cover the resort keeping the area all white and looking Wintry. Val Thorens opened on Saturday - only about 5 lifts open but some ok early skiing to warm up on for only 18 Euros for a day pass.

Report issued by Toffa on Monday 22 November 2004 at 09:07


Snow cannons continue
Cold temperatures remain with the snow cannons blowing day and night preparing the home run piste...

Report issued by Toffa on Sunday 14 November 2004 at 14:48


Snow Cannons FIRE!
Temps gone a lot colder, snow cannons started up for the first time today. The base of the Folyeres piste is getting prepared. Not long now...

Report issued by Toffa on Thursday 11 November 2004 at 10:50


First snow of the season!
Everything is all white again - Winter officialy on it's way and it's looking great

Report issued by Gaz on Thursday 17 October 2004 at 10:50


Warm weather has returned. Summer kicking in....
Fetes and parties, live bands, biking to Valmorel, drinking with the Harley boys, the 6 a side soccer tournament, Le Praz lake at 4am, La Tania tennis competition, World Cup Ski Jumping in Le Praz to follow - it's kicking off!

Report issued by Tim on Wednesday 21 July 2004 at 22:54


Raining today in England
Updates live from La Tania soon...

Report issued by Toffa on Saturday 03 July 2004 at 14:53


Lisbon is hot and sunny - Come on England!
Come on England

Report issued by Toffa on Wednesday 16 June 2004 at 19:18