We’ve finally had some more snow to top up the pistes in Paradiski! So what are conditions like now? Some members of the Les Arcs Winter Facebook group went out on a test run yesterday and reported back on their group page:
Wednesday 4 Jan 2017. “A fast ski over to the Bellecote Bowl in La Plagne and a few routes on firm chalky snow in the off piste area. Some hard packed polished places, but also some good firm grippy snow with a nice light covering of thin softer snow. Well worth the effort of getting across to the Bellecote bowl and a nice extra route on the way back as well!
Back in Les Arcs the central ridge in Arc 2000 bowl proved interesting. With fresh snow this is a great place to ride. Right now, take care as it is very icy!
The pistes in Les Arcs and across La Plagne to the Bellecote were very firm with a softer layer on top during the morning making a pleasant ski across. On the return trip most pistes had become much more polished with a few softer spots, but not many!
The wind had picked up a little and this made the day seem very cold. There are a few stones and dirty patches coming through in some places on the more busy pistes, but the ski area has done a great job of keeping so much open as this is now the longest period without snow since the 1960’s I believe.
We are all hoping the clouds and cold temps bring more snow tonight, fingers and toes crossed!”
Pics taken by the Les Arcs Winter group.