by JP of AIM Snowsports
Yesterday was another stunningly beautiful sunny day in Les Arcs – the temperatures soared in the afternoon with 11 degrees being registered in Arc 1800.
The last few days have become particularly busy due to mainly French tourists that have come for the break between Christmas and New Year. The busy pistes have deteriorated in places, particularly the lower altitude steeper runs such as Froid Fontain in Arc 1600 and stones are unavoidable in places. The conditions are best in the morning until after lunch but best avoided later in the day. Icy or hard packed pistes with huge ski school groups of children are literally unavoidable it seemed as accidents were all around.
I spent the morning exploring the off piste way beyond the Grand Col area and the snow was firm but enjoyable and most importantly, the slopes were empty!
Conditions look set to stay through New Year but there are rumours of a big weather change coming after New Year, around the 3rd January.
Stay safe on the pistes!