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Winter 2012/2013 – the story so far…

We are almost mid season, and it feels like it hasn’t stopped snowing for weeks! Snow depths in the Portes du Soleil are impressive – nearly 4 m at the top of the domain. And temperatures are low so the snow is staying good. This season is certainly becoming one to remember. It started off [...]

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Great end of season conditions in the Portes du Soleil

After a mild and sunny March, I was just about ready to hang up my skis and get my bike out for the summer. However, winter has returned with a vengeance - heavy snow  on the mountain (even a light covering in the village of Chatel) and cold temperatures and more snow forecast for the rest of [...]

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Stunning spring conditions in the Portes du Soleil

As the Easter holidays approach, it really doesn’t get any better than this for spring skiing. It is warm, but not too warm, the pistes are in great condition (still well over 2m at the top of the Portes du Soleil, and everyone is happy skiing on great spring snow under clear blue skies. To [...]

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Snow update – the season so far…

Wow, what a season it has been so far. We had huge dumps of snow at the end of December and throughout January, followed by a couple of weeks of Siberian temperatures. The snow is fantastic, over 3 m at the top of the Portes du Soleil. And once again this area has benefited most from the [...]

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Chatel Snow Report – 30th December 2011

It is very snowy, there is lots of snow on and off piste and in the village, and it is snowing heavily! Happy New Year everyone…

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Chatel Snow Report

If you are interested in skiing, and you have an internet connection, I am sure it won’t have escaped your notice that it has been snowing in the Alps. Here in Chatel and the Portes du Soleil, it has been dumping it down for days. The freezing level is low and the snow depths are [...]

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Snow, snow and more snow…

Finally we have woken up to white mountains and the high pressure which we have been enjoying all Autumn has finally dispersed. The forecast for the the next week is looking great – cold temperatures and snow! Take a look at this prediction for next weekend – over a metre of snow predicted to fall [...]

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Excellent snow conditions in the Portes du Soleil

It’s been a bit of a lean winter, snow-wise, until recently. That being said, the conditions on piste have been excellent and a real testament to the talents of the snow makers and piste preparation staff. Now, however, it looks as though winter has finally decided to arrive. We have had a lot of snow [...]

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Winter has arrived – Nov 2010

Cold temperatures and plenty of snow has heralded the start of winter. The lifts are opening in a few day’s time, and I am definitely getting my touring skis out for a bit of an uphill push this weekend. The mountains have a good base down which is always a good sign for the season. [...]

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Nov 24th, 2010 Snow conditions

Winter season update – March 12th 2010

As we near the half way point in March, it is clear that this is turning into an epic season. We have had consistent snowfall and cold temperatures now pretty much since the end of December, snow conditions are still fantastic, the sun is shining and the pistes are pretty empty. I knew there was [...]

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