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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

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Snow Report & Open Status On The Ski Area

Last Update 20/10/2020 08:03

Weather/snow Info

Arc 1600 - 1600 M

Weather : Morning 3°C / Afternoon 13°C Wind: 7 km/h - SE

Snow : Base: 0 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 1650 m Last Snowfall 09/03/2020 - 0 cm

Grand Col - 3000 M

Weather : Morning 2°C / Afternoon 3°C Wind: 11 km/h - SO

Snow : Base: 50 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 1650 m Last Snowfall 14/10/2020 - 30 cm

Arc 1800 - 1800 M

Weather : Morning 9°C / Afternoon 12°C Wind: 7 km/h - E

Snow : Base: 0 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 1700 m Last Snowfall 09/03/2020 - 0 cm

Arc 2000 - 2000 M

Weather : Morning 2°C / Afternoon 3°C Wind: 11 km/h - SO

Snow : Base: 5 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 1650 m Last Snowfall 14/10/2020 - 5 cm

Col Arpette - 2400 M

Weather : Morning 6°C / Afternoon 8°C Wind: 7 km/h - SE

Snow : Base: 0 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 1650 m Last Snowfall 10/03/2020 - 0 cm

Bourg St Maurice - 800 M

Weather : Morning 4°C / Afternoon 18°C Wind: 0 km/h -

Snow : Base: 0 cm - Quality: UNDEFINED Rain-Snow Limit: 1700 m Last Snowfall 05/03/2019 - 0 cm

Forecasts And Trends
Today's Forecast (20/10/2020)

Mostly sunny, then locally cloudier early in the night. Late in the day and early in the night moderate southeasterly winds in Bauges-Chartreuse.Elsewhere lighter winds.

Tomorrow's Forecast (21/10/2020)

Large sunny intervals, becoming rather cloudy at sundown. Locally moderate south southeasterly winds.

Conditions Of Stay

Today's Recommendation

OPENING FROM DECEMBER 14th 2019 TO APRIL 25th 2020

Road Conditions

Clear and dry
Roads clear, normal traffic

Ski Area

Alpine Skiing - Freestyle

Lifts : 0/53
Green Trails : 0/10
Blue Trails : 0/55

Trails : 0/123
Red Trails : 0/41
Black Trails : 0/17

Cross Country Skiing - Snowshoes - Pedestrian - Sleds

Ski Nordique :0/27 km
Pistes luges :0/3

20 Oct 2020
at 14:00
21 Oct 2020
at 14:00
22 Oct 2020
at 14:00
23 Oct 2020
at 14:00
Outlook P1 P1 P5 P9
Low Altitude 13 °C 14 °C 11 °C 8 °C
High Altitude 3 °C 3 °C 1 °C -1 °C
Wind Direction NE NNE NNE NE
Isotherm 0 °C 3700 m 3950 m 3300 m 3050 m
Rain Snow limit 2750 m
Fresh Snow 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm
Fresh Snow High Altitude 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 3 cm

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Sam Birch, Les Arcs Reporter | Published

Like the prodigal son, high-waisted jeans or Mark Morrison's "the mack," the snow has returned. However, unlike those specific examples it never really went away.

In the week since our last dump alert, there have been regular additions to the snow base and, although we have enjoyed some clear periods, powder has definitely dominated the piste conditions. Regardless of snowfall's general ascendancy, Thursday evening has perhaps brought Les Arcs' most significant dump of the last few days.

The snow began to fall mid-afternoon on Thursday at high altitudes, gradually shifting downwards to envelop all of the Les Arcs resorts. The lower parts of the mountain, such as Arc 1600 and Peisey-Vallandry, will have seen some rain at first, yet by Friday morning they have clocked up around 5-10 cm of fresh snow. Higher up in Arc 2000, where powder was settling earlier, there has been approximately 10-15 cm. This means that the already-impressive snow base is still increasing, with a full metre at 1600m, three metres at 2000m and over four metres at the highest skiable point (3226m).

More light snow is due before Saturday morning and we should have another healthy addition on Sunday/Monday, so be prepared for more March powder!


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