Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Courchevel and 3 Valleys snow report - half term week 2016

It is THE big half term week here in the 3 Valleys, and it is fair to say conditions are about as good as they can be. With lots of snow over the last 10 days the weather is starting to ease off a bit and today we had a stunning day of blue skies and powder. I am coaching Alex and Dan this week, with an emphasis on powder, bumps and gaining confidence on steeper ground. As for last week Courchevel takes a lot of beating in conditions like this and we had a couloir session yesterday morning with only a handful of other skiers venturing along the Saulire ridge (one of the benefits of skiing at half-term week!).

Today we ventured further afield on some longer runs, with great powder still to be found, though sunny slopes are most definitely 'on the turn'...

Shady slopes will be the way to go for the next few days - the Aiguille du Fruit/Pointe Emilienne and similar all had great powder still today with relatively few tracks (considering the ease of access). We did a steep version of the Raffort run from Olympic Express this morning which was great, but most definitely worth searching out the most Northerly aspects possible as lower down the sunnier slopes were not as soft...

We still have the odd space on our March and April courses so have a look at our course calendar for some powdery fun!

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