Chatel Snow Report

The Latest Snow Report From Chatel

 

 

The Chatel snow report is usually updated daily during the winter season and sometimes twice daily or more during snowfalls. During the rest of the year, the Chatel snow report will be less frequent.
All daily reports from earlier periods can be viewed via the Chatel Snow Report Index Page.

 

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 20/09/2017: 11.15am

September Snow... Part Quatre...

Weather & Snow Report

Showers on Monday (19th) fell as sleet in the village at 1200m, with just one or two very wet flakes of snow falling for a time, with some settling snow again for the upper part of the mountain. A trip up Barbossine this morning found a wintry landscape with more snow on Tour de Don than was the case last New Year! The snow line is currently up around 1750/1800m on some slopes. As mentioned previously, this early snow has no bearing whatsoever on what is to come during the ski season, so although it is lovely to look at, we normally need to wait until November before any falling snow hangs around and becomes useful at our elevations.

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Twitter feeds as we will be posting photos and videos regularly over the coming weeks.

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Views from top of Barbossine.

Beautiful day.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 18/09/2017: 1.20pm

September Snow... Part Trois...

Weather & Snow Report

Rain on Sunday afternoon and evening turned to snow at increasingly lower elevations, resulting in a covering of snow this morning down to about 1500m, with up to about 10cm's reported nearer to 1800m. The snow line has gradually retreated back up the mountain today, however, snowy scenes are becoming a regular occurence this September!


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Top of Pointe du Midi this am.

Pointe du Midi this am.

Top of Linga telecabine this am.

 

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Snow on Linga this afternoon.

Snow line retreating.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 14/09/2017: 3.40pm

September Snow... Part Deux...

Weather & Snow Report

Heavy rain today in Chatel, turned to snow above about 1600m for a time this afternoon and left a wet covering down to 1750m on Linga. This continues the generally mostly cool and rather unsettled September that we are having. The cool temperatures are set to continue for several days...


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Snow on Linga this afternoon.

Early morning Mont de Grange on 13/09.

 


Chatel Snow Report: 12/09/2017: 9.15am

September Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

The first visible dusting of snow of the autumn was what we woke up to this morning here in Chatel, with some whiteness showing up on the slopes of Linga. This follows a dusting at the weekend on Mont de Grange, which quickly melted on Sunday. These early dustings have no bearing whatsoever on the outlook for the winter season, however, they are a welcome reminder that the 2017/2018 winter season is just around the corner.


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A dusting this morning on Linga.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 06/06/2017: 3.05pm

June Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

A day of storms in Chatel brought a drop in temperature this afternoon and a spell of snow higher up the mountain, with a dusting of snow down to 1800m. Photos below taken at 2.50pm.

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Snow down to 1800m this afternoon.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 19/05/2017: 2.25pm

May 19th Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

Snow has been falling during the late morning / lunchtime period in Chatel at 1200m, giving a wet covering on some surfaces. The snow followed some heavy early morning rain and was heavy for a time, before easing early this afternoon. The weather is in stark contrast to the heat and sunshine of Wednesday!

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Snow in the village at lunchtime today.

 

 

 

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Review Of The 2016/17 Snow Season In Chatel...

Here is our review of the 2016/17 snow season in Chatel, which will be remembered as a generally disappointing one in terms of amounts of snowfall, the number of powder days and periods of "classic" conditions, however, the season did see plenty of sunshine and provided decent skiing conditons at times when other resorts in the Alps were struggling with the lack of early season snow... click here for the review.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 01/05/2017: 10.35am

May Day Snowfall...

Weather & Snow Report

With the weather returning to something resembling Spring over the weekend, with the snowline receding back up the mountain sides, the start of May has brought another snowfall! The max depth of fresh snow recorded this morning at 1200m was 7cm, however, the wet nature of the snowfall and the temperatures, mean that the snow is wet and not accumulating on some surfaces and generally thawing on others.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 29/04/2017: 11.50am

Blue Skies Today...

Weather & Snow Report

We have bue skies and picture postcard, Alpine views in Chatel today. Photos are from yesterday evening.

 

Season 2016/17 Review

This is due to go online today.

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The evening of the 28th April...

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 28/04/2017: 1.45pm

A Snowy Day...

Weather & Snow Report

The snowfall is petering out here in Chatel, after a snowy morning and there is a bit of a thaw now taking place in the village, with some brighter interludes coming and going. Before the snowpack started thwing, there was another couple of cm's this morning at 1200m, bringing the snowfall total at this elevation to 20cm, the biggest snowfall since those in the early part of March.

 

Season 2016/17 Review

This is due to go online in the next 24 hours.

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Biggest snowfall in 6 weeks.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 28/04/2017: 8.45am

Overnight Snowfall Brings A Return Of Winter...

Weather & Snow Report

Snowploughs could be heard early this morning here in Chatel as 18cm of fresh snow has settled on some surfaces at 1200m overnight (less on less favoured surfaces), with light snow currently falling, with a temperature a touch below 0C.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 27/04/2017: 11.30am

Late April Snowfall...

Weather & Snow Report

Overnight snowfall brought about 7cm to some surfaces in the village at 1200m, and there have been some light snow showers this morning, though not adding to any of the wet snowcover at this elevation. That situation may change tonight and early tomorrow, when there is the chance of a significant snowfall.

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Late April snow in the village.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 27/04/2017: 8.45am

Overnight Snowfall In The Village...

Weather & Snow Report

7cm of snow on some surfaces early this morning at 1200m.... report to follow...

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page during today.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 24/04/2017: 10.25am

Final Day Report (Day 128) - Blues Skies & Great Spring Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

With blue skies over Chatel since the last update on this page, the last 3 days of the season provided some fantastic conditions for the few people who were on the ski area. Temperatures rose on Friday, which saw a return of spring snow conditions after the hard pack pistes of mid-week. We returned to the ski area for the last day on Sunday and found some really quite wonderful snow for a time on the Rennes piste during the late morning period, as the snow transformed with the rising temperatures. The Rennes is a great piste, but often very icy, scraped and bumpy on the section down into Plaine Dranse, however, on Sunday it was smooth, piste perfection for a time. As is often the case, despite the great conditions, the area was very quiet for the last day!

 

Season 2016/17 Review

It has been quite a season here in Chatel, for good and bad reasons, due to a below average amount of snowfall and we are currently working on our end of season review, which we hope to get online this week.

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page during the week.

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Stunning last day.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 20/04/2017: 3.00pm

Day 125 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Beautiful But Cold Conditions...

Weather & Snow Report

The skies were crystal clear this morning to give spectacular views to the relatively few people on the ski area today, however piste conditions remained rock hard with temperatures more like January than the back end of April! The dusting of snow from some flurries that arrived yesterday afternoon, combined with a lovely piste job by the maintenance teams, meant a bit of early grip for the early skiers and sliders, however, there were plenty of areas to give you that slightly insecure feeling at times on some the the steeper sections, with some icier areas. Things should warm up a bit from tomorrow, meaning a potential return of the spring snow conditions.

 

Snow Forecast Ends For The Season

This morning's snow forecast was the last one for the current winter season. Since the 1st of November, we have uploaded in excess of 170 forecasts, which judging by the feedback, have been well received and useful (at times!).

We will be working ove the summer months to improve the format and presentation of the forecast. Thankyou to all those that view the forecast. As for this page, the snow report page will be updated less frequently through the summer season, however, we hope to bring you plenty of photos from the mountain tops whilst we persue our other passion, which is mountain and trail running.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page on Sunday or Monday.

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Views from above TS Combes today.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 19/04/2017: 2.15pm

Day 124 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Nice Looking Pistes - But Rock Hard This Morning...

Weather & Snow Report

There was a dusting of fresh snow visible in places this morning, after the snow flurries of yesterday evening, however, unfortunately the dusting was not enough to improve the pistes which remained rock hard this morning after a very cold night. Visibility was fine this morning and the pistes looked nice after their overnight grooming, with some of the higher pistes fairly grippy, however, the cold daytime temperatures today have meant that there is not much, if any piste softening going on, as has been the case over recent weeks. With another cold night likely tonight, it looks like being a case of more of the same tomorrow morning!

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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Nice looking pistes - but rock hard!

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 18/04/2017: 1.55pm

Day 123 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Snow Flurries & A Cold Wind...

Weather & Snow Report

Some snowflakes fell in the village early this morning, with snow flurries continuing across the ski area for a time before brighter weather arrived from about 11am. Unfortunately the snow flurries only brought a dusting of snow which meant that it barely filled in the corrugations on the nicely pisted pistes, which were generally doing a good concrete impression this morning! Sadly, the bottom half of the Rochassons piste that runs down from Plaine Dranse is now closed, which means it is a case of downloading on the Pierre Longe chairlift and the Linga side is now shut, with the closure today of the telecabine and TS Echo Alpin. One thing for sure today, is that it felt cold on the ski area, which was enhanced by a cold wind. Hopefully the sunshine will have improved conditions this afternoon, however, we did not hang around to find out today!

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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Looking towards Plaine Dranse.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 17/04/2017: 7.40pm

Day 122 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Harder Pistes...

Weather & Snow Report

The pistes were harder for much longer today due to some colder overnight temperatures and a lower 0C isotherm than recent times, in fact they were rather concrete like in many areas even by later in the morning. The overnight re-freeze and some further magic by the piste maintenance teams means that the bottom of the piste near to PLJ is still open!

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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Spring views around the pistes.

Beautiful morning.

Still plenty of snow!

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 16/04/2017: 1.00pm

Day 121 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Great Early Conditions - Before The Clouds...

Weather & Snow Report

The few people who were on the mountain early this morning were treated to some really rather good conditions, with a dusting of fresh snow above Plaine Dranse, creating some grippy, hard pistes, under some clearing skies. The clearer skies actually led to some additional piste re-freezing for a time, before some cloud and showers arrived for the second half of the morning and conditions were not quite as good. The run to the bottom of PLJ remains open and this is where the wettest snow was to be found this morning - but all in all, for the middle of April it ain't too bad, with the quiet pistes, such as Combes, during the first hour of the day, giving the impression that you were on your own private skiing and boarding area!

There is the chance of a bit of snow during the first half of the week, along with some colder temperatures, which should help to preserve the pistes, however, the bottom section of the piste near to the bottom of the TS Pierre Longue is looking precarious... will it hold out for another week...?

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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Early conditions were excellent.

Dusting of new snow.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 15/04/2017: 4.00pm

Day 120 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Bright Morning The Cloud / Spring Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

It is the penultimate weekend of the season here in Chatel, with the snow still holding out on the pistes to provide some fun conditions in the remaining PLJ and Linga sectors. This morning, it was another bright start with the hard pistes very quickly softening again, with the snow vecoming rather wet as the clouds built towards the end of the morning. The pistes were fairly busy at times, and although snow coverage is still good in some areas, some pistes are getting noticeably narrower in places, eg the home run, or Rochassons piste, from Plaine Dranse down to the bottom of PLJ, where there is plenty of rather mucky looking snow now - however - considering the lower than average snowfall amounts this season, it remains remarkable that we may just about get to the end of the season with skiing still available down to 1300m. This afternoon we have had one or two light rain showers in the village.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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View on the Combes this morning.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 12/04/2017: 6.40pm

Day 117 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Warm With Spring Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

The warm spring continued today here in Chatel, with classic spring snow conditions and summer-like temperatures. The ski area continues to offer some fun conditions, even though it is gradually dwindling in size, with plenty of people on the mountain to enjoy the warm sunshine, in fact, the area is quite busy at times, due to the Easter and spring holidays. Considering the warm conditions of recent weeks and the fact that the last meaningful snowfall for the bottom of Pre La Joux was way back in the first week of March, it really is rather incredible that we can still ski and board back down to 1300m, which is in part due to the local topography and part due to the snow making earlier in the season to make that resilient man made and natural snow base and also partly down to the excellent piste maintenance crews, who work through the night to allow us to enjoy the daytimes.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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Warm weather again today.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 08/04/2017: 5.35pm

Day 113 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Summer Heat...

Weather & Snow Report

Beautiful weather here in Chatel today and incredibly warm on the ski area, with the snow holding up very well on what remains open, with some fun conditions to be found, which obviously slowed up this afternoon in the heat. There was lots going on at PLJ with the Fetes des Champions and the ChalelM telemark day - so plenty to see and do. Despite the activities, the area was much quieter than has been the case for the last week, with the end of the Belgians holiday week! Temperatures reached nearly 19C in the village area today.!

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

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Blue skies Saturday

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 05/04/2017: 7.40pm

Day 110 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Showers / Fine Afternoon...

Weather & Snow Report

An early showery spell this morning took us a little bit by surprise, but brought a light covering of snow to parts of the ski area and some sleety blobs to the village. Brighter weather arrived thereafter, with some fine conditions developing this afternoon, though there has been a chilly "bise" wind blowing at times. With some colder air today, snow conditions were generally pretty good throughout the PLJ area, though pistes were fairly busy at times, as it is the holidays in parts of Europe. With the Super Chatel area due to close at the end of the weekend, we'll be down to parts of Linga and PLJ to get us through to the end of the season, that is scheduled for the 23rd.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Nice afternoon on Les Combes.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 03/04/2017: 7.50am

Day 108 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Report From Sunday...

Weather & Snow Report

Just a quick update from a visit to the ski area yesterday... Sunday saw a chilly start on the ski area with a breeze higher up and some cloud coming and going across the summits and there had been a dusting of snow visible from about Plaine Dranse upwards overnight. Early morning pistes were generally hard but grippy, but these had mostly softened by midday as more in the way of sunshine arrived. The afternoon saw a continued mix of sunshine and cloud coming and going, with wet spring snow on many pistes and it remained dry throughout.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Dusting higher up visible Sunday am.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 02/04/2017: 7.50am

Day 107 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Cloudy Saturday / Cloudy Start To Sunday...

Weather & Snow Report

After a fine start to the day yesterday (Saturday), the clouds moved in during the morning and remained for most of the day, though we did avoid any showers. Piste conditions started the day rock hard, however, these soon softened with wet snow and quiet pistes for the afternoon. The low volume of traffic meant that the pistes remained fairly pleasant to ski and board, despite running quite slowy during the afternoon. Today (Sunday) has started cloudy and mild and there were a few spots of rain in the early hours of the morning.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Cloudy Saturday afternoon.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 29/03/2017: 4.50pm

Day 103 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Beautiful Weather / Spring Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

The sunshine has been blazing down here in Chatel today with some wonderful weather and spring snow conditions on the ski area, as we found over at PLJ and Linga this afternoon. The pistes were fairly quiet, so the spring snow in many areas hadn't got too bumpy by the time we got on the snow. One exception, of course, was the moguls piste for the French mogul championships that are taking place just above the Linga telecabine. These would normally be held on the Stade, however, the competition piste on the Stade is now closed, though you can still get to the bottom on the public piste. Ben Cavet, who recently finished 2nd in the World Championships, was among several fantastic Chatel mogul skiers taking part in the competition, with some spectacular action.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Ben Cavet ready to go.

View from top of the mogul course.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 27/03/2017: 3.05pm

Day 101 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Return Of The Warm Sunshine...

Weather & Snow Report

We are more than 100 days into this season, which has so far been a season to test the patience of any snow lover! The warm sunshine has returned today after the cloud of Sunday, which saw a little bit of snow higher up very early on Sunday morning, however, the trend on the ski area is for a general continued deterioration in conditions. Last night, we said au revoir to the Barbossine and Torgon sectors which have now shut for the season - however - for us these are areas that we visit regularly through the summer season through trail running, in fact the photos below are from one such trot carried by Mme ChatelWeb this morning - but it may be some time before the snowy delights of these backcountry areas are sampled again!

 

The clear skies overnight did allow for some chillier temperatures and a general piste re-freeze which will help the piste preservation in the other remaining sectors, however, parts of these will be coming under increasaing pressure under some warm sunshine this week. There are 4 weeks to go until the end of the season and the question is being asked whether the snow will hold out on the pistes of PLJ - well, the answer is probably generally yes, though we may see some paths and the lower areas struggling. More on this during the week.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Barbossine Now Closed.

Nice day!

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 25/03/2017: 6.40pm

Day 99 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Foehn + Sunshine = A Baking Day...

Weather & Snow Report

A combination of sunshine and foehn winds brought temperatures of 18C to the village area today, with a real taste of summer, however, the foehn was strong and gusty at all elevations of the ski area and village, though fortunately, lift operations appeared to be able to carry on as normal. The snow first thing at PLJ was very varied with some hard-pack areas and others softer, with most pistes softening quickly under the sunny and warm temperatures. The wind higher up did make it feel chilly, however, anywhere with a bit of shelter was baking.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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PLJ this morning.

Ecole Ski Academy snowboarding weekend.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 24/03/2017: 7.25pm

Day 98 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Foehn / Cloud / Mild...

Weather & Snow Report

The best of the weather arrived late this afternoon today with the persistent cloud cover finally thinning and breaking for a time to allow some pleasant sunshine. Before then, the cloud was more persistent than expected, but we did get some gusts of the foehn wind blowing through the area from time to time and temperatures peaked at near to 14C this afternoon - which is a continuation of the generally very mild spell. We will have a report from the PLJ area tomorrow, as this afternoon we were up in the Barbossine sector running some trails and up an almost entirely snow-less L'Epervier piste. Although amounts of snow remain respectable in other sectors, the speed of the disappearance of the snow on the Barbossine (and Morclan) area has been quite astonishing and it was only just over 2 weeks ago that we were enjoying fabulous, deep snow off piste in this area! The reason for this is that these slopes have never been able to build up a resilient base, with each significant snowfall followed by a mild spell with a thaw back to the grass.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Views from Col de Croix this pm.

A foehn sky.

Late afternoon.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 23/03/2017: 7.20am

Day 97 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - A Bit Of Fresh Snow...

Weather & Snow Report

The showers of yesterday evening / last night were heavier than envisaged on yesterday morning's forecast update and the heavy nature of the precipitation helped bring the snow/rain limit lower, with some sleety blobs for the village at 1200m for a time during the evening and there is evidence this morning of fresh snow above 1400m/1500m, which is a bit of a bouns for the early morning skier and boarders today. Photos below taken at 7.15am.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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A bit of fresh snow overnight.

Linga telecabine at 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 22/03/2017: 7.30pm

Day 96 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Mild & Bright & Showery...

Weather & Snow Report

After beautiful sunshine and spring snow on Monday, the last couple of days have seen more in the way of cloud, with mostly wet snow on piste. There was a sprinkling of snow higher up from some early morning showers today and the freezing level was hanging around 2000m for much of the day, with a brisk breeze right at the top, and the wet snow brought some fun conditions to what was a relatively quiet ski area. Showers have returned late this afternoon and early this evening.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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8 Yr old Cai frontside bank shredding.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 19/03/2017: 3.00pm

Day 93 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Mild & Bright...

Weather & Snow Report

There was some evidence of a bit of fresh snow this morning at Pre La Joux, mostly near to and above 2000m, so practically at the very top of the ski area. The morning and early afternoon period has been bright at times, with wet snow conditions across the whole of the ski area, with the snow not too sticky and providing some decent enough conditions. The sun has peaked out from behind the clouds at times and when it does so, it feels rather warm again.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Morning view from TS Combes.

Ecole Ski Academy Airbag demo

Battery inflated air bag system.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 18/03/2017: 2.55pm

Day 92 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Wet Across Much Of The Ski Area...

Weather & Snow Report

It is a wet day in Chatel, with persistent rain falling over the last few hours, with mild temperatures meaning that the snow/rain limit has been fluctuating between about 1800m and 2000m, with some heavier precipitation bringing some flakes to slightly lower elevations at times. The general trend is for the snow/rain limit to rise this afternoon and evening. So, it is not the best Saturday of the season, by any means, however, Mme ChatelWeb reported some soft and fun pistes at Linga this morning before the rain really set in.

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 16/03/2017: 5.30pm

Day 90 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Another Very Warm Day...

Weather & Snow Report

Blue skies, warm sunshine and spring snow conditions for the ski area today, with temperatures reaching 16C this afternoon, a touch lower than yesterday, but it felt equally as warm. The beautiful spell of weather looks like coming to an end later tomorrow, with some wet weather expected at times over the weekend, which will be discussed in more detail on the forecast page tomorrow morning.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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View from Mouet this morning.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 15/03/2017: 6.10pm

Day 89 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - A Very Warm Afternoon...

Weather & Snow Report

After some high cloud this morning, the blue skies returned for this afternoon and it really felt very warm again at times in the village and on the ski area. A tour around Linga and Pre La Joux this afternoon found the snow had softened in the sunshine, however, as it was, or had been, fairly busy, many of the steeper pistes were very mogully. Temperatures this afternoon reached a rather astonishing 17C a very short distance down from the village in the valley, the warmest day so far of this year. The warm temperatures have resulted in L'Erpervier shutting on Barbossine, which is hardly a suprise considering how it was looking a couple of days ago. The warm spell is set to continue, so conditions will generally continue to deteriorate, with those pistes not covered with man made snow earlier in the season, coming under increasing pressure. Amounts of snow in the PLJ sector in particular should be enough for the rest of the season, however, although its lovely to be out and about in, we don't really want too much more of this warm weather! We could also do without the rain which is expected to fall on the bottom half of the ski area this weekend!

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Blue skies this afternoon.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 13/03/2017: 7.20pm

Day 87 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Warm Days / Spring Snow ...

Weather & Snow Report

We have had a day of spring conditions on the ski area today, with warm daytime sunshine, softening the pistes on the sunny slopes, after an overnight re-freeze. We sampled the Linga area late this afternoon and found some fun and soft wet snow in many areas. In the village, it has felt really warm, and temperatures of 15C were recorded locally today. Despite the warmth, much of the ski area is holding up well, the exception being again those pistes that have seen snow come and go all season, especially those which are not covered by snow cannon, so areas such as Barbossine were noticeably suffering this afternoon with the L'Epervier run back to the middle chair looking in a very sorry state and not too far off closure by the looks of it. Over in the PLJ area, there looks to be enough snow to last for the rest of the season.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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View from the Stade at 4.15pm.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 11/03/2017: 4.20pm

Day 85 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - A Warm March Day...

Weather & Snow Report

The sunshine has felt really quite warm today and we found classic spring conditions up at Super Chatel this morning and earlier this afternoon, with the early frozen pistes mostly softening in the warm sunshine.There was some great snow across the Super Chatel and Chalet Neuf areas, though some of the sunniest slopes, for example on Morclan and Barbossine are deteriorating quite rapidly. This is due to the fact that some of these pistes have never had enough natural snow on them to withstand each milder spell that seems to have followed each major snowfall this season, so the best cover on the pistes remains generally where there is a base with a mix of man made and natural snow. The warm sunshine has meant that the snow melt in the village during the daytime has become rapid since yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately the bike racing at Super Chatel had been cancelled, which was a shame as that is normally great to watch.

 

Abondance Closed

Unfortunately, the main ski area at Abondance has been forced to close for the season early after a tree blew onto the telecabine during the storm earlier in the week. As this cannot be repaired quickly, and is the only way to access the main ski area, sadly that is it for the season down there.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Super Chatel views.

Super Chatel views.

View from Morclan.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 10/03/2017: 1.25pm

Day 84 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Spring Weather...

Weather & Snow Report

After the cloudy weather of the last couple of days, the clear blue skies have returned to Chatel today and it is a bit of a classic spring day, with the sunshine feeling warm and a steady thaw of lying snow continuing in the village and on the sunniest slopes, such as those on the sunny aspect of Barbossine. Looking at the forecast, it looks as though the generally spring-like weather may continue for some time, perhaps through much of next week, with very little in the way of precipitation now expected, with Sunday perhaps seeing some showers. We should have a report from the ski area tomorrow, when the snow weekend will be taking place up at Super Chatel, with bike racing on the snow in the boardcross course and Ecole Ski Academy are having a test day of their apres ski toys!

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Blue skies return.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 08/03/2017: 6.25pm

Day 82 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - A Day Of Two Halves...

Weather & Snow Report

It really was a case of it being a day or game of 2 halves today, with powder conditions still available in some areas of the mountain this morning, with a bright start to the day, followed by milder, damper and cloudier weather this afternoon, which turned the morning's lovely fluffy snow, damp and heavy. A few flakes of snow fell in the village between about 1pm and 1.30pm, however, milder air higher up quickly moved in with drizzle at 1900m at 2pm - hence the rapid deterioration in snow conditions this afternoon. However, it has to be said, that despite the afternoon dampness, the ski area has seen some wonderful conditions for March over the last couple of days.

 

With a few days of milder weather now likely, we'll be looking for the next snowfalls on tomorrow morning's forecast update with the latter part of the weekend perhaps looking interesting...

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Plenty of this on offer this morning.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 07/03/2017: 7.35pm

Day 81 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Evening Update 2...

Weather & Snow Report

Another snow shower brought 1.5cm of fresh snow to some surfaces this evening.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 07/03/2017: 6.05pm

Day 81 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Evening Update...

Weather & Snow Report

There have been some light snow showers across the ski area since our last update, but these added less than a cm of snow, however, this has been a rather impressive snowfall that lived up to expectations and delivered some excellent conditions this morning. This afternoon, visibility did improve from time to time a few breaks in the cloud started to develop towards the end of the skiing and boarding day. Some of the lower slopes were noticeably stickier this afternoon, however, snow quality higher up remained generally excellent.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am tomorrow.

 

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Late afternoon Linga view.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 07/03/2017: 1.10ppm

Day 81 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Powder Morning After Significant Snowfalls...

Weather & Snow Report

The first thing to mention on this update is that there is alot of fresh snow this morning at higher elevations with some of the best conditions of the season to be found in what can only be described as a powder paradise - certainly, from a personal perspective, it was one of the best morning sessions that we have experienced! So, how much snow has fallen, well at 1200m, further to our previous reports this morning, the total at 1200m now stands at 8cm of fresh snow since 7am this morning, with 34.5cm in the 24 hours previous to 7am today (which includes the early morning snow of Monday morning which mostly thawed during the Monday afternoon wet spell). So 42.5cm of snow in the village since 7am Monday.

Higher up, the situation is very impressive, with what appears to be 70cm of fresh snow since early on Monday morning, with potentially somewhere in the vicinity of 60cm falling yesterday and last night, with another 10cm on top this morning. This figure of 70cm for 1800m looks about right, considering the 1200m elevation has received 42.5cm of measurable snowfall since 7am Monday.

Visibility has been variable this morning with snow falling in varying intensities.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page this evening.

 

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Morning views.

Village snowfall!

Trees & powder.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 07/03/2017: 8.35am

Day 81 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update 2...

Weather & Snow Report

1.5cm of snow fell between 6am and 7am, bringing the 24 hout total to 7am to 34.5cm at 1200m. Since 7am, another 5cm of snow has fallen in the village! Roads were interesting a short while ago!

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page at lunchtime today.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 07/03/2017: 6.15am

Day 81 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update...

Weather & Snow Report

Snow has been falling overnight and some early measuring this morning has found 25cm of snow has fallen since early yesterday evening in Chatel at 1200m up to 6.00am this morning, with snow currently falling and an air temperature near to -1C. The overnight snowfall brings the total so far from 7am yesterday to 33cm, which includes the 8cm that fell on Monday morning and which then partially thawed during the wetter spell yesterday afternoon. We are looking forward to seeing how much has fallen higher up today - but note the avalanche risk is expected to be a 4 out of 5 today, which is the highest level you will see in an operating ski area, as remember, a level 5 shuts down a ski area.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be over on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 06/03/2017: 8.10pm

Day 80 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Snowing This Evening...

Weather & Snow Report

It is snowing here in Chatel this evening and we will update on accumulations etc early tomorrow morning.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page at 6.15am tomorrow morning, with the snow forecast to follow at approx 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 06/03/2017: 6.30pm

Day 80 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Evening Update...

Weather & Snow Report

Today has had just about everything in terms of the weather... the morning snow turned to rain and sleet in the village this afternoon, there was a brief glimpse of brighter weather, then thunder, soft hail, rain, sleet, then snow and a brief period of gales blowing through the village and we currently have snow falling in the village, but not adding much to accumulations on the ground as yet. The air temperature is currently a touch above 1C at 1200m.

Snowfall so far today at 1200m is still at 8cm from this mornings snow and we await the potentially heavier precipitation...

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page later this evening.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 06/03/2017: 12.30pm

Day 80 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Lunchtime Update...

Weather & Snow Report

It has been snowing all morning here in Chatel, occasionally moderate in intensity, with some big flakes at times too, which is always good to see. We had an early couple of hours session on the mountain, where there was some lovely snow underfoot, especially above 1600m, with the snow stickier towards the lowest elevations, however, although the visibility was variable, the snow was generally superb first thing. We reckoned that fresh snow since yesterday afternoon up to late morning today, was at about 30cm at 1800m, with something like 20cm for the period up to first thing this morning, then another 10cm on top. At 1200m, there has been 8cm since just before 7am this morning, however, due to the temperature and generally wet nature of the snow in the village, there is a wide variation in snow cover depths.

There could be some drier intervals / periods of lower intensity precipitation this afternoon, with a generally milder period, with the snow/rain limit rising a little for a time, before the real action potentially arrives later... we'll keep you posted.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page later this afternoon.

 

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Quiet Linga first thing.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 06/03/2017: 8.10am

Day 80 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update 2...

Weather & Snow Report

It has been snowing since our last update with some nice fat flakes of snow falling and 3cm of snow has accumulated since just before 7am. Air temperatures are still near to 1C, but the winter storm has begun.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page at lunchtime.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 06/03/2017: 6.10am

Day 80 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update...

Weather & Snow Report

Bonjour from Chatel. There has been some further snowfall overnight since our last update, with an additional 4cm measured this morning, bringing the total for the period from 7am yesterday to 6am today at 1200m to 11cm. Some surfaces have very little snow on them, as air temperatures have remained above 0C overnight and at 6am they were 1c. We'll keep you updated today on the expected winter storm that is set to arrive.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page at approx 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 05/03/2017: 8.10pm

Day 79 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Evening Update...

Weather & Snow Report

Snow has continued to fall in Chatel this evening, though the snow is rather wet with an air temperature a touch above 1C. We'll update on accumulatons early tomorrow morning.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page at approx 6.15am, followed by the snow forecast at approx 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 05/03/2017: 6.40pm

Day 79 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Evening Update...

Weather & Snow Report

The wind and snow returned this afternoon, with the wind causing some further disruption of the upper lifts at PLJ.

Fresh snowfall at 1200m so far this afternoon and evening is measured as 7cm of wet snow. Temperatures are above 0C at the moment, so there is less snow on some surfaces, none on others and a bit more than 7cm on top of the existing snowpack. Further areas of snow appear to be heading this way and we'll update later this evening and again very early tomorrow morning.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 05/03/2017: 10.45am

Day 79 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Latest Snowfall Measurements...

Weather & Snow Report

A quick trip to the ski area has already been made this morning, with a trip up Linga to find out how much snow had fallen at 1800m. Several measurements were taken with an average depth of fresh snow found to be 18cm. A few snow flurries have been falling this morning, with some sunshine at times too and the totals for this latest snowfall since yesterday afternoon are 6cm in the village at 1200m, 7 to 8cm at 1100m at Linga, approx 10cm at 1500m and 18cm at 1800m.

Further snowfall is expected later.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page this evening.

 

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An early view from Linga today.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 05/03/2017: 6.15am

Day 79 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update...

Weather & Snow Report

6cm of snow has accumulated on some surfaces overnight, with some surfaces seeing a thinner covering. The snow is wet, with a temperature currently a touch above 0C. Very light snow is falling at 6.15am.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast at approx 7.15am. The snow report will be updated later today.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 04/03/2017: 8.50pm

Day 78 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Snow Showers Tonight...

Weather & Snow Report

The wind abated for a time this afternoon to allow near normal lift operations to resume across the ski area and after the afternoon showers, some rain and snow arrived later in the afternoon, which turned to snow in the village early this evening. There is currently a dusting of fresh snow on some, but not all, surfaces in the village this evening. Further snow showers are expected tonight.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page early tomorrow morning (6.30am-ish) followed by the snow forecast at approx 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 04/03/2017: 12.45pm

Day 78 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Winds Affecting Lift Operations...

Weather & Snow Report

A foehn has been gusting around the valley and ski area today and it became gale force for a time and shut all the chairs in the PLJ sector, though these have since re-opened, with only some lifts at Super-Chatel and Barbossine now affected. We found some good piste conditions, despite the wind, under some clear skies, first thing this morning at PLJ, before the lift closures, with a generally quieter area than recent days.

The foehn has also brought some very mild temperatures and it reached 12C in the village area for a time, though these are starting to ease down again now. There have been some light showers in the last hour and this is still expected to bring snow later, of which we will of course keep you posted.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page this evening.

 

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The view after the lifts shut.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 03/03/2017: 5.45pm

Day 77 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Lovely Snow Above 1700m This Morning...

Weather & Snow Report

Chatel woke to mostly clear skies this morning and the early morning snow was lovely above about 1700m, with varied and generally harder conditions lower down, after the wet pistes of yesterday had frozen overnight - but the top half of the area was generally rather nice! There was a bit of breeze right at the top, but not enough to spoil things, and a thin veil of cloud made things feel a touch cooler at times this afternoon, though during any hazy sunshine it felt warm, with the lower pistes in particular becoming soft and wet. It is still cloudy late this afternoon and it looks as though the unsettled weather is set to return tomorrow, especially during the afternoon and evening with another batch of rain and snow on the way, with further periods of snow for the period from Sunday to Tuesday... more on this on tomorrow morning's forecast update.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the forecast page tomorrow morning.

 

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9am view across PLJ area.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 02/03/2017: 1.15pm

Day 76 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Fresh Snow Higher Up / Damp Lower Down...

Weather & Snow Report

There has been plenty of fresh snow higher up in the Chatel ski area since late yesterday afternoon, with 20cm to 30cm of fresh around the 1800m elevation, which was fairly light and fun with some great early morning conditions underfoot at these higher elevations, but much wetter and stickier snow below about 1650m, with some glue like snow in places towards the bottom of the area. There have been showery outbreaks of rain and snow across the area this morning, with a few flakes in the village for a time, with the snow/rain limit mostly above 1400m. Winds were again quite strong for the upper sections of some chairs, though fortunately they have not been strong enough to cause any disruption so far and most of the area is now open again, with one or two exceptions eg the new piste that runs down to Vonnes - the Forestiere.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the forecast page tomorrow morning.

 

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Combes hut early this morning.

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 01/03/2017: 8.00pm

Day 75 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Evening Update...

Weather & Snow Report

After some further flurries this afternoon, the snow became persistent and heavier late this afternoon and into the early evening with accumulating wet snow at Linga, and non-accumulating wet snow falling in the village. We sometimes see these differences in the snow/rain limits over relatively short distances in the area, and this evening was and is a bit of a classic example. Snow should be accumulating again nicely a bit higher up and should continue to do so - despite the fact that snow/rain limits are expected to creep slowly higher.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page before 7.15am.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 01/03/2017: 2.20pm

Day 75 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Cloudy With Snow Flurries...

Weather & Snow Report

It has been a cloudy morning in Chatel with a few snow showers blowing through the area and the main news is that lift opening was delayed in many cases this morning, as work was carried out to ensure all pistes and lifts were safe after the overnight snowfall and the very strong winds of yesterday and last night. The delay resulted in some more rather big queues at the foot of the Linga telecabine, which is proving to be a bit of a bottleneck during peak periods.

Winds were still strong at times higher up this morning, but not as strong as yesterday and by lunchtime the area was almost functioning back to normal, with the Morclan chairlift the only real exception by remaining closed.
The overnight snowfalls were noticeably wind affected, with a great deal of re-distribution of the snow, however, the estimated additional snowfall at 1800m, in addition to the 15cm we measured yesterday morning, was in the vicinity of 25cm.
The snow was reported to be soft, light and fun higher up this morning, though it became noticeably heavier lower down as the morning wore on. There has only been an additional dusting of snow since this morning's early report, with a slow thaw in the village, as temperatures started to ease upwards again.
Rain and snow are expected to arrive later in the day, so we will update this page later this evening when we can perhaps see where the snow/rain limit is situated, which is forecast to be above the village.

 

Link To Chatel Lift Status / Info

You can keep up to date with the latest lift and piste status through the Chatel and Espace Liberte areas at the following link... http://app.infonet-online.fr/pdf/chatel.pdf

 

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page this evening.

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View into village at 12.30pm today..

 

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 01/03/2017: 6.50am

Day 75 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update...

Weather & Snow Report

6cm of snow has fallen since our last update yesterday evening, bringing the totals for yesterday to 3cm yesterday morning, much of which thawed, followed by 10cm during the afternoon and evening and 6cm overnight, so 19cm in total yesterday, with the current lying fresh snow pack in the village currently generally less than 15cm.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on the snow forecast page before 7.15am, with an update on this page this afternoon.

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 01/03/2017: 6.10am

Day 75 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Early Morning Update...

Weather & Snow Report

There has been further snowfall overnight in the village at 1200m, and we'll update the measured fresh snowfall date at approx 6.45am. Current air temperature is -1.5C with light snow falling.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page early tomorrow morning (approx 6.15am).

 

 

Chatel Snow Report: 28/02/2017: 9.45pm

Day 74 Of The 2016/17 Chatel Season - Evening Update...

Weather & Snow Report

Snow has been falling on and off since the last update. Totals in the village at 1200m today are 3cm this morning, much of which melted on many surfaces, then 8cm this afternoon and another 2cm since 6pm.

Next Update

The next site update is expected to be on this page early tomorrow morning (approx 6.15am).

 

 

 

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