After this week's great amount of fresh snow, the on-piste cover now stands much replenished at:
- Alpe d’Huez (1850m): 160cm
- Pic Blanc (3300m): 200cm
- Auris Station (1650m): 60m
- Auris Signal (2176m): 150cm
- Villard Reculas (1500m): 70cm
- Vaujany (1250m): 90cm
- Oz Station (1350m): 100cm
- Montfrais (1650m): 120cm
- Dome-des-Rousses (2800m): 200cm
As you would expect after a decent amount of fresh snow, the higher slopes above 2800 metres were closed until late morning on Thursday and the avalanche risk immediately rose from 1/5 up to 3/5, where it still remains. This will, no doubt, reduce over the weekend as the pisteurs continue to make the ski area safe.
The past couple of weekends have been busy as locals make the most of the season but the general pattern has seen very quiet mid-weeks with lift queues virtually non-existent of late. The ski area still boasts 86 open pistes and these are still being served by 58 lifts. Of the 86 pistes, 29 are green, 28 blue, 21 red and 8 are black.
The famous Sarenne black run is in greatly improved condition for its entire 16km length and is ever popular. The infamous black run Tunnel is still super-mogully as is not for the faint-hearted. You can still ski all the way to down to 1500 metres in Maronne, Huez and Vaujany, which is quite a luxury as we are now into April. The fresh snow has massively improved the conditions of the lower slopes in particular.