This will probably be my last report of the winter season. It is still possible to ski back into resort on the Valentin. The other runs have finally run out of snow. From 2000m up we still have great snow cover. It's easy to forget during the main part of the season how great spring snow can be. Off piste conditions are pretty good if you hit the right aspect and altitude at the right time of day.
There is great spring snow in the Diable, Bellecoombes and La Fee sectors. Just be careful - too early and the snow is hard, or too late and it's like porridge, with a high avalanche risk; but when you get it right the skiing is great. Like wise on piste, when you get the snow on the turn it's incredibly grippy but smooth as silk at the same time. In these conditions you can carve much steeper pitches than in winter snow, makes you feel like a hero!
We have one more week of the Winter season to go, and fresh snow forecast next week so it should be a great week with hardly anyone around.
The summer ski season kicks off on the 15th of June for race clubs and the 21st for everyone else. So time for BASS L2A to head for the beach, and relax before we get going for summer skiing. See you soon!
A massive thanks to Rod & Di for their reporting this winter, and who could forget the very adorable Rusty for his star canine appearances :-) We're off to get our mountain bikes serviced for another cracking summer!
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 15th April 2014
A quiet week on the slopes with sunshine & high winds
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 15th April 2014
It's going to be a sunny few days in Deux Alpes, but the winds have really been whipping up today, with gusts of around 60-70kph, which is going to continue into tomorrow. more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 11th April 2014
Still enough snow to ski back into resort :-)
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 11th April 2014
There's reat snow everywhere still, even though we're almost in the middle of April - bonus! more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 9th April 2014
Return of the sun after yesterdays grotty weather :-)
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 9th April 2014
Ah hello sunshine! Spring feels like its back again this week.. hoorah for that! more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 3rd April 2014
Spring skiing with 3 weeks left of the season
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 3rd April 2014
It's been a pretty mild week so far with a few light snow flurries due tonight and later on tomorrow. more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 24th March 2014
A chilly week ahead with more snow on the forecast
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 24th March 2014
Compared to the last few weeks, it's going to be a pretty chilly one this week in Deux Alpes with temperatures well below freezing until the weekend. more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 18th March 2014
Return of the snow this weekend!
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 18th March 2014
The sun has been shining brightly on us over the last week, and that's set to continue til Friday, but then.. more snow is forecast at the weekend and lots of it! more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 11th March 2014
Lashings & lashings of suncream needed this week..
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 11th March 2014
Goggle tans are never a good look, and with the weather hotting up this week you're going to need a fair old amount of sun-cream to avoid getting stares at the airport on your way home.. more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 7th March 2014
Rod's been mostly spending this week in La Grave..
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 7th March 2014
Rod is in La Grave this week (which is connected to L2A via the glacier liaison). more »
Deux Alpes Snow Report: 6th March 2014
Avoid the crowds.. go for a snow shoe walk!
Ellie Mahoney | Les Deux Alpes Editor | published: 6th March 2014
Di's been out getting away from the madding crowds of half term, and went snow-shoeing with Rusty the dog. more »