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J2Ski Weekly Snow Report
Les Arcs
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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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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Italian Snow News

Fresh Snow is reported by 12 Italian Ski Resorts, including Bardonecchia, Champoluc, La Thuile, Livigno and Passo Tonale.

10cm+ Fresh Snow is forecast for 4 Italian Ski Resorts, including Schnalstal, Val Senales and Valtournenche.

 Open ski areas include 5 Italian Ski Resorts.

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Les Arcs - Snow Forecast

Les Arcs (1,200m to 3,230m), France

Four Day Weather and Snow Forecast for Les Arcs

21cm to 24cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,523m

Heavy SnowMax 6°C
Min 5°C

19cm to 23cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 2,239m

FairMax 10°C
Min 4°C

14cm to 21cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 3,015m

Patchy Light SnowMax 11°C
Min 8°C

1cm New Snow
Snow Line falling to 3,215m

Patchy Moderate SnowMax 11°C
Min 9°C

Our latest snow report (1 May) indicates snow depths of 175cm (Upper Slopes) and 20cm (Lower Slopes), with the last snowfall on 5 Apr. Les Arcs reported "Spring Snow".

The next snow forecast for Les Arcs is 48cm, expected to fall on Friday 1st May 2015, down to around 2,173m.

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Issued Friday 01 May

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