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J2Ski Weekly Snow Report
La Grave
Issued Friday 01 May

Weekly Snow Report - Friday 01 May

The week ahead

Hello and a Merry May,

This is the first of our monthly guides of where to ski and what's happening during the months of the Northern Hemisphere Summer.

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After a very odd winter 2014-15, more than 4,000 ski areas in the northern hemisphere closed last month (April) leaving only a select few dozen heroes to stay open in to May. With the majority of those closing after the first weekend in the month, no Southern Hemisphere destinations yet open and even some Summer and Autumn glacier ski areas taking a break, mid-May is actually the quietest period in the whole ski year with the number of open areas dropping below 20 worldwide.

But - after the exceptionally bad start to the season for snowfall in the Alps, Dolomites and Western North America, the last few weeks have seen some quite significant snowfalls on top of the bases that did eventually build, so at those few centres that are still open, May 2015 isn’t looking too bad a month for snowsports! In some cases it's better than December was in fact.

Some ski centres do remain open in most of the Northern Hemisphere’s major skiing regions, with the exception, as far as we’ve been able to ascertain, of Eastern Europe and The Pyrenees where all centres now appear to have closed for the season.

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 May 2015 online.

Next month we'll lead with the preparations for the new Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere.

Until next month,
The j2Ski Team

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Swiss Snow News

Fresh Snow is reported by Saas Grund.

10cm+ Fresh Snow is forecast for 11 Swiss Ski Resorts, including Engelberg, Gstaad Mountain Rides, St. Moritz, Verbier and Zermatt.

 Open ski areas include 9 Swiss Ski Resorts.

When do Swiss Ski Resorts Open?

French Snow News

Fresh Snow is reported by 10 French Ski Resorts, including Argentière, Chamonix, La Grave, La Toussuire and Montchavin-Les Coches.

10cm+ Fresh Snow is forecast for 9 French Ski Resorts, including La Tania, Tignes, Val Cenis, Val Thorens and Val d'Isère.

 Open ski areas include 16 French Ski Resorts.

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La Grave - Snow Forecast

La Grave (1,400m to 3,550m), France

Four Day Weather and Snow Forecast for La Grave
TopSnowTemp
Town
Fri
01
H.Snow

33cm to 37cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,401m

Heavy SnowMax 7°C
Min 6°C
Sat
02
Fair

21cm to 25cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,268m

FairMax 10°C
Min 5°C
Sun
03
H.Snow

29cm to 43cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 3,173m

Heavy SnowMax 12°C
Min 10°C
Mon
04
Snow

4cm to 6cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 3,310m

Patchy Heavy SnowMax 13°C
Min 11°C

Our latest snow report (30 Apr) indicates snow depths of 150cm (Upper Slopes), with the last snowfall on 29 Apr. La Grave reported "Fresh snow on upper slopes".

The next snow forecast for La Grave is 81cm, expected to fall on Friday 1st May 2015, down to around 2,282m.

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La Grave
Issued Friday 01 May

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