Snow conditions around the 3 Valleys are excellent at the moment with good skiing right down to the lower villages. Pistes are all in great shape (even the Les Menuires pistes were not icy yesterday morning which is a rare occurence!). Off piste has been fantastic in places but wind-affected at altitude and near ridge crests and transforming rapidly on sunnier aspects with yesterday and today's higher temperatures.
The next week looks set to be sunny and mild so there will be 2 options - true North slopes should keep some softer snow, especially at altitude, South slopes should start to transform quite rapidly so we should get some corn snow skiing with the right timing.
On Thursday it seemed like the 3 Valleys escaped the high winds elsewhere in the Vanoise (150kph reported on the Bellevarde!) though it was definitely blowy up top. We found some great powder up high above Mottaret:
Yesterday some mellow powder touring along the La Masse skyline down to Chatelard wrapped up 5 varied days with Andy & Brian: