Snow Report St Gervais 21st April 2013
Updated 21st April 2013
Our winter 2013 skiing season has finally ended. The last week of the Evasion area gave us extremely warm sunny days, but alas also warm night time temperatures, which meant that good freeze/thaw conditions didn't happen. The lack of proper spring snow didn't mean that the skiing was poor, far from it! It just meant that good on-piste skiing could only be had in the morning, before coming too soft by 1.30pm. The off-piste turned mostly to porridge so could only be skiied early in the morning. However the wall-to-wall sunshine made the days very pleasant! The good weather turned for the very last day in Les Contamines and a good 10cms of wet snow fell at 1000m.
This season has seen some of the most consistantly good skiing conditions that we have seen in our thirteen years in St Gervais. The air temperature remained cold all the way through the season until the second week of April, even when there was sunshine. This, coupled with fairly frequent top-ups of snow, is one of the main reasons why the conditions have stayed so good throughout. We also had more snow before Christmas than we have ever seen before, which made a very good base for the season.
We already can't wait for next winter season and are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be at least half as good as this one. But before then, we have our summer walking and activity holiday season to look forward to! Come and see the Alps in the summer, even more spectacular than in the winter! If you can't spare a whole week, our weekend and short break walking holidays are the perfect answer; June and September are especially good months to come as there are very few people on the mountain and the weather is normally excellent.
Hope to see you soon
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