Châtel Snow

23Jun2014

How to snowshoe

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“A snowshoe is footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation”” (Wikipedia)   A great activity for non-skiers or for skiers who want to try something a bit different during their week away,
12Mar2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report,12th March 2014

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Spring arrived last week in style – Chatel has had 6 clear blue sky days in a row, and today is no exception, it is truly gorgeous. The snow conditions are springlike – the snowpack is a bit hard from 9am till 11am where it has frozen during the night. Then from 11am onwards it
06Mar2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 6th February 2014

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It’s been a fantastic season for snow in Châtel with fresh snow every week since the beginning of January. As such there is a deep base and the top layer has been fresh every week. Conditions at the moment are perfect on all slopes and off piste.   The snow depth on upper slopes is
24Feb2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 24th February 2014

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It’s the busiest time of the season with half term holidays all over Europe but conditions could not be better. There have been snowfalls every few days for the past couple of weeks keeping snow conditions fresh on all slopes. There are no icy patches on the slopes, which is amazing considering the traffic. The
10Feb2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 10th February 2014

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Over the past week about 1 meter of fresh snow has fallen in Châtel, and conditions on all slopes and off piste is excellent.  In fact Avoriaz has more snow than all other French resorts.   Resort Upper Slopes Lower Slopes Avoriaz 210cm 140cm Val Thorens 175cm 95cm Tignes 170cm 90cm Meribel 125cm 85cm Chamonix
04Feb2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 4th February 2014

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30cm of very light fluffy snow fell on Saturday night making for a great weekend on the slopes, followed by a perfect blue sky day on Monday. Another 5cm fell last night and there are a couple of snowy disturbances expected on Wednesday and Saturday this week. Conditions on all slopes and off piste are
27Jan2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 27th January 2014

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It’s been another fantastic week in Châtel with 40cm of fresh snow on Thursday, making Friday and Saturday almost perfect blue sky powder days. There has been another 10-15cm of snow last night and although it’s a bit cloudy today, the visibility on the mountain is good. The snow depth on upper slopes is 170cm
20Jan2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 20th January 2014

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Following two large snowfalls last week and another 10cm today, the snow conditions are excellent on all the slopes of Châtel. The off-piste skiing is variable, and was quite heavily tracked over the weekend, however there are still plenty of fresh lines if you are willing to walk.   The snow depth on upper slopes