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Les Arcs Snow Report & Forecast

Discover the latest Les Arcs snow conditions

Sam Birch, Les Arcs Reporter | Published

The last video report of winter 2019/20 from Les Arcs is an unusual one, as it's brought to you from our reporter Sam's house (or is it?). Sadly, the ski season has been cut short quite abruptly due to the Coronavirus crisis but we wanted to give it the farewell it deserves.

The team at SeeLesArcs.com is working hard to get everything ready for the summer season. Summer is a wonderful time in the mountains, with plenty of things to do including cyclinghikingmountain biking, mountaineering, sightseeing or just relaxing in a spa or sunbathing on a bar's terrace. And, of course, the snow will return to the slopes of Paradiski next winter and we'll all be able to shred the pistes again.

So, goodbye for now and see you here in a few months! In the meantime, keep an eye on our site for the latest information from Les Arcs.

Read more from our Les Arcs reporter, Sam, on his blog.

Ski Area Snow Conditions

View detailed Les Arcs lift status

Snow Report & Open Status On The Ski Area

Last Update 23/01/2021 09:00

Weather/snow Info

Avalanche
3/5
Arc 1600 - 1600 M

Weather : Morning -7°C / Afternoon -3°C Wind: 7 km/h - S

Snow : Base: 85 cm - Quality: FRESH Rain-Snow Limit: 400 m Last Snowfall 17/01/2021 - 15 cm

Avalanche
3/5
Grand Col - 3000 M

Weather : Morning -17°C / Afternoon -15°C Wind: 43 km/h - NO

Snow : Base: 155 cm - Quality: FRESH Rain-Snow Limit: 400 m Last Snowfall 17/01/2021 - 15 cm

Avalanche
3/5
Arc 1800 - 1800 M

Weather : Morning -7°C / Afternoon -4°C Wind: 4 km/h - SO

Snow : Base: 95 cm - Quality: FRESH Rain-Snow Limit: 1500 m Last Snowfall 17/01/2021 - 15 cm

Avalanche
3/5
Arc 2000 - 2000 M

Weather : Morning -17°C / Afternoon -15°C Wind: 43 km/h - NO

Snow : Base: 125 cm - Quality: FRESH Rain-Snow Limit: 400 m Last Snowfall 17/01/2021 - 15 cm

Avalanche
3/5
Col Arpette - 2400 M

Weather : Morning -12°C / Afternoon -8°C Wind: 14 km/h - O

Snow : Base: 130 cm - Quality: FRESH Rain-Snow Limit: 400 m Last Snowfall 17/01/2021 - 15 cm

Bourg St Maurice - 800 M

Weather : Morning -2°C / Afternoon 3°C Wind: 4 km/h - N

Snow : Base: 40 cm - Quality: FRESH Rain-Snow Limit: 1500 m Last Snowfall 17/01/2021 - 12 cm

Forecasts And Trends
Today's Forecast (23/01/2021)

Cloudy weather clearing up at times ; rain and snow during the day and early in the night. In the evening fresh southwesterly winds in Bauges-Chartreuse with gusts reaching 65 km/h ; decreasing later. Elsewhere lighter winds.

Tomorrow's Forecast (24/01/2021)

Cloudy weather, clear spells growing up at times. Early in the day winds becoming moderate northerly in Beaufortin the and Belledonne ; decreasing later. Elsewhere lighter winds.

Conditions Of Stay

Today's Recommendation

Road Conditions

Snow covered
Snow cables or chains mandatory

Ski Area

Alpine Skiing - Freestyle

Lifts : 0/0
Green Trails : 0/0
Blue Trails : 2/2

Trails : 2/2
Red Trails : 0/0
Black Trails : 0/0

Cross Country Skiing - Snowshoes - Pedestrian - Sleds

Ski Nordique :23/24 km
Pistes luges :1/1

23 Jan 2021
at 13:00
24 Jan 2021
at 13:00
25 Jan 2021
at 13:00
26 Jan 2021
at 13:00
Outlook P6 P5 P11 P1
Low Altitude -3 °C -5 °C -8 °C -5 °C
High Altitude -15 °C -17 °C -19 °C -13 °C
Wind Direction ENE SE ESE SE
Isotherm 0 °C 1250 m 1100 m 250 m 700 m
Rain Snow limit 150 m
Fresh Snow 0 cm 0 cm 5 cm 0 cm
Fresh Snow High Altitude 0 cm 0 cm 5 cm 0 cm
Ana Hernández, Les Arcs Editor | Published

The Alps received a light but very welcome dusting of snow earlier this week. What seemed like a promising start, was confirmed by the deep blanket of fluffy powder that is now covering the mountains. Unfortunately, with the lifts closed in France, there's still not a lot many of us can do with it right now (although some of us will be touring up to enjoy the first fresh turns of the winter).

We still don't know exactly when the lifts will be able to operate this season in France, or when (and even if) international travel will be allowed this winter. Swiss resorts like Verbier, however, have been taking skiers and snowboarders up the slopes for a few weeks now, with a full opening scheduled this Saturday, December 5th.

Although the resorts are "open" and you could enjoy a white Christmas/New Year with a range of other mountain sports, the lifts are currently not allowed to operate. The French authorities are discussing an opening of the lifts early in the new year, and the season will hopefully be fairly normal from then on. We are expecting a further official announcement on the 11th December. With the easing of confinements, reduced caseloads, roll out of vaccinations and shortened quarantines on the horizon, it will becoming easier to travel as well.

Our ability to report on the snow conditions will be slightly limited this season, depending on where/how we can deploy our powder hounds. In these difficult times, we'd like to thank you for your continued support and, to those of you who book via our sites and make it over, an even bigger thanks!

Take care of yourselves and we very much hope to see you on the pistes soon.