Lower Slopes: 40cm
Upper Slopes: 70cm

Vars, Domaine de la Foret Blanche , France

Vars 1850 is linked to Risoul and between them they make up the Domaine de la Foret Blanche. This is the largest domain in the Southern French Alps, collectively offering 170km of pistes. Vars is located 25 miles south of Briancon and is composed of four villages, of which only Les Claux is purpose-built. Most accommodation is in apartments and the majority of visitors are ...

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High-altitude with vast ski area, purpose built resort. Impressive snowboard park.

Snow Report - 12 Apr 2017
Last snowed 02-Apr-2017
Fresh snow10 cm
Lower slopes40 cm
Upper slopes70 cm
Pistes
Piste stateSpring snow
Runs to resortSlushy
Off piste snowVaried
CommentsSome good skiing still available
Lifts open26
Lifts total42
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Snow Overview - France  (snow news updated 22-Nov-2017)

Lots of fresh snow was falling all around the French Alps on Thursday 27th April. With a lowering freezing level and heavy snow falls continuing, many French mountain villages are looking very Christmas like. On snow conditions are generally fresh, although the lower slopes are still very spring like. Up top powder conditions are abundant, however, poor visibility and limited lift access is keeping the options restricted. The current snowy and cloudy weather will break for the weekend, presenting an excellent chance to get in one last lift access powder day for the season. Many resorts will be closed next week, but there is still loads of fresh snow in the forecast. With a good knowledge of the avalanche problem, touring conditions will be exceptional well into next weekend.

European Weather Outlook

Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late. Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm. Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.


All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain