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J2Ski Weekly Snow Report
La Grave
Issued Thursday 01 October

Weekly Snow Report - Thursday 01 October

The week ahead


Here is our quick guide to where to ski in October (winter IS coming!).

Too soon to get excited? It was hard not to in the last week or so of September when the Alps got dumped on with up to 50cm of fresh snow.

That snow in Europe followed similar accumulations in parts of the Rockies earlier in the month although of course, it still being summer, it largely melted away again after causing a snow-photo tidal wave on social media.

Sustained snowfall through Autumn is what’s needed. Some British media outlets have reported that a strong ‘El Nino weather event’ in the Pacific could not only bring an end to the four season drought in Western North America but also bring ‘End of the world’ type winter weather to Europe... there is no real scientific evidence of that (but it makes a good story); no one really knows what’s coming.

Regardless, there were a few good days of powder skiing on the handful of already open European glaciers.

South of the equator the season is of course winding down. Some areas have already closed and most will have done by mid-October. It has been a good season across the hemisphere, after a very poor start in South America, with regular top ups all through the southern winter including regular snowfalls in September in most countries.

October 2015 Snow Headlines

- ‘El Nino’ forecast to be strongest for up to six decades (depending which report you read) - meaning possibly huge snowfalls (or not).

- Good September snowfall in the Alps to start Autumn.

- Big fresh snowfalls in the Southern Hemisphere through September.

- Some resorts opening early in the Alps last month, a dozen more set to open through October.

- Some good early snowfalls in Western North America.

In The Forecast

Snow (well, a bit)! Down to 1500m in a few places in The Alps today; mainly to the South and East of the region, with scattered snow across the area for the next few days although with the snow line rising to around 2500m by the start of next week.

More Snowy News

There is much more detail of the snow around the world in the full version of J2Ski's Where to Ski in October 2015 online.

Winter IS Coming

As the snows become more regular this month, we'll be switching back to our customary weekly snow reports - so look out for those around the middle of the month.

Until then,
The j2Ski Team

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Swiss Snow News

Significant Fresh Snow is forecast for 2 Swiss Ski Resorts, including Silvaplana and Zermatt.

Open ski areas include 2 Swiss Ski Resorts.

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French Snow News

Significant Fresh Snow is forecast for Val d'Isère.

When do French Ski Resorts Open?

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La Grave (1,400m - 3,550m) - Forecast


Patchy light snowMax 5°C
Min -3°C

11cm to 13cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,050m

Heavy snowMax 3°C
Min -1°C

9cm to 12cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,385m

Heavy snowMax 6°C
Min 0°C

12cm to 15cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,216m

Partly cloudyMax 9°C
Min 0°C

We do not have a current Snow Report for La Grave.

The next snow forecast for La Grave is 13cm, expected to fall on Friday 2nd October 2015, down to around 2,050m.

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La Grave
Issued Thursday 01 October

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