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Val Thorens snow report and forecast

Discover the latest Val Thorens snow conditions

Author Caro Blackwell, Ski Editor Updated

We had a week of changeable weather last week and we did get fresh snow over the weekend, just not as much as we had expected. However, this freshened up the slopes really well in time for the start of the half term holidays. Over 2000 metres the natural snow cover is good and normal for this time of the season, due to good early season snow at the higher altitudes.

This week will again bring us a mixed bag of weather here in the northern Alps. Fairly mild temperatures and a freezing level of around 2000 - 2300 metres for most of the week. Friday and Saturday we will see slightly lower temperatures but struggling to get below 0°C, with light snow over around 2000 - 2200 metres. 

There is no sign at the moment of a very cold spell and big snowfall, as we continue with temperatures in the Alps of just above normal, so it's not really very cold! There is a high pressure to the west of the northern Alps, which could help bring new snow but we'll have to wait a little longer for clarification. The weekend is showing more unsettled weather with a cold front coming through bringing lower temperatures and that could hold between 5 and 15cm of snow with the possibility of more coming from the north on Monday.

Avalanche risk

The current avalanche level is around 2 out of 5 in the northern Alps. However, with any significant snowfall the risk on the north facing slopes will increase due to instability of the new snow on a weakening layer beneath.  The south facing slopes that are more exposed to the sun tend to have a more solid base and will generally be more stable. 
 

This weeks fun video below comes from Les Grands Montets in Chamonix - powder hunting!

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Snotos

Busy slopes this week

We’re in the middle of the school holidays here, so the slopes are busier and we must be mindful to ski safely and be aware of those around us.

We’re never too experienced to remind ourselves of The ten FIS (International Ski Federation) rules of ski safety, please read here.

To make the most of your time on the slopes, here are a few tips:

  • To steer clear of the crowds, aim to ski during the off-peak times such as - early mornings, jump on the first lifts. Ski through lunchtime and enjoy a late lunch then ski again later in the afternoon when the mountain tends to be less busy.
  • Be mindful of the ski school hotspots, meeting times and places and plan your route accordingly. If you must ski in these areas, try to do so at different times than the ski schools meet.
  • Make the most of your half-term week by exploring all the additional activities and exciting fun events available in the resort.
  • Be sure to catch the torchlight descents and fireworks displays.
  • Always check the avalanche risk in resort and don't head off-piste if you don't have the up to date information, equipment and guidance.
     

Updates

Scroll down to see live forecasts, lift status, links to webcams and above for real time photos from Val Thorens. We will be updating this snow report page every Thursday, so check back in with us next week to see how the pistes are doing and what you can expect from the snow forecast for the next seven days.

We need you!

If you're in Val Thorens this week, we'd love to see your images, especially videos, of what you've been up to. So when you post to Facebook or Instagram, please tag us SeeVal Thorens. Every week, we'll be posting our favourite videos and images here and sharing on our social media, along with our weekly resort snow report.

Happy skiing, we'll see you out on the pistes!

Weather | Les Menuires

Updated 22 February 2024 at 07:03

Morning
2°C
Afternoon
6°C
N/D
0 km/h
Snow Depth
4cm
N/A
Rain/Snow Limit
1750m
Last Snowfall
4cm
Fichier 2
Limited
2/5

Lifts & Trails | Les Menuires

Updated 22 February 2024 at 07:03

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Lifts
1/31
Fichier 1
14/14
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Pistes
0/81
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Greens
0/12
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Blues
0/39
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Reds
0/22
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Blacks
0/8

Trails and activities

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Jardin Bruyères
Open 09:00 to 17:20
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Jardin Menuires
Open 09:00 to 17:20
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Jardin Plans
Open 09:00 to 17:20
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Jardin Preyerand
Open 09:00 to 17:20
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Jardin Reberty
Open 09:00 to 17:20
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Jardin St Martin
Open 09:00 to 17:20

Weather | Val Thorens

Updated 22 February 2024 at 07:03

Morning
0°C
Afternoon
2°C
North
4 km/h
Snow Depth
140cm
SOFT
Rain/Snow Limit
2100m
Last Snowfall
6cm
Fichier 3
Marked
3/5

Lifts & Trails | Val Thorens

Updated 22 February 2024 at 07:03

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Lifts
0/22
Fichier 1
8/9
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Pistes
0/74
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Greens
0/10
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Blues
0/33
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Reds
0/25
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Blacks
0/6

Lifts

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Cime Caron
Open 09:30 to 16:15
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Caron
Open 09:15 to 16:20
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Boismint.
Open 09:05 to 16:40
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Moutière.
Open 09:05 to 16:50
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Plan De L'eau.
Open 09:20 to 16:40

Trails and activities

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Bd Téléphérique
Open 09:15 to 16:40
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Blanchot
Open 09:15 to 16:40
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Cumin Haut
Open 09:20 to 16:40
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Gentiane
Open 09:15 to 16:50
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Lagopède
Open 09:05 to 16:50
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Ours
Open 09:15 to 16:40
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Tétras
Open 09:20 to 16:40
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Boismint
Open 09:15 to 16:40
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Cime
Open 09:30 to 16:15
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Col De L'audzin
Open 09:30 to 16:15
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Haute Combe
Open 09:15 to 16:40
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Plan De L'eau
Open 09:20 to 16:40
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Armoise
Open 09:05 to 16:50
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Arolle
Open 09:05 to 16:50
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Combe De Caron
Open 09:30 to 16:15
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Cristaux
Open 09:30 to 16:15
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Lou
Open 09:15 to 16:40