Heavy snow in Les Gets

Heavy snow in Les gets – arrived just in time for the school holidays. I estimate about 25cm has fallen overnight and today, and we are expecting a further 60cm over the next few days. Its fair to say we needed the snow. Mt Chery was forced to close middle of last week, although the piste conditions on the Chavannes side and Morzine have been surprisingly good.

Whoever makes the decisions on snow making in Morzine deserves an award, a much better job than in Les gets this year. During the cold period all the snow cannons in Morzine produced huge heaps of snow, but they didn’t spread them out until they really had sufficient quantities. The strategy worked! On the other hand the Les Gets team seemed to have wasted the water reserves early in the season – a necessity out of poor storage of natural snow pre-season.

The snow that’s falling today is fairly wet and heavy – the kind that feels like glue in the snow, stop start, whiplash type skiing. Its due to get colder overnight and tomorrow so should see the return of excellent piste conditions.

But that’s enough about piste conditions – all this snow will provide some much missed off piste opportunities. No epic days on the horizon, but colder weather and 50cm of fresh in the morning will do for me.

We’ll be knocking on the doors of Mt Chery in the morning – probably along with most of the other locals. Theres a few little gems to be had uo there, cutting the corner on ‘cold corner’ is well known and will probably be skied out by 10:30. After that there are so many different options through the trees that you can make tracks all day.

Looks like snow is forcast all week, so I’m sure you guys that are coming out for half term will have great time.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

 

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