Snow Report 25/01/16
This weeks snow report includes an on the slope review from Corks who is out in Les Arcs at the moment. We also take a look at the Kitzbeuhel Men’s Downhill, La Cortina Women’s Super-G and how the GB freestyle athletes got on when competing in Laax.
First of all lets see what resorts will be getting the most snow this week. The Russian resort of Korjakskij is going to be getting around 171cm in the next 3 days! Also resorts in Canada are starting to get some more of the white stuff this week. Whistler looks to be getting 70cm along with Mount Cain and Marble Mountain. Lots of snow coming in Canada! It has been a quiet season for them so far, fingers crossed they get some more white days like these!
If you are skiing in Les Arcs this week then check out the on snow review we got from Corks who has just spent the last week enjoying the resort!
‘’Two weeks of fresh snow in Les Arcs means perfect pistes and some knee deep off piste.
Visibility at the start of the week was average to poor so if you get more days like that, stick to the trees, particularly near Villaroger which has some epic runs both on piste and through the trees.
Thursday and Friday saw blue bird skiing and fresh groomed runs are ideal for any level whether beginner building confidence or advanced looking to carve it up!
Watch out for avalanches, risk still high and never head too far out after a winter like this but un-groomed black runs are there to quench the off-piste thirst!
Aiguille Rouge at 3226m is well worth a visit whatever the weather although less good for beginners if visibility is poor. The 7km run from top to bottom is a leg burner and with fresh snow almost daily at the moment it’s a winner!
If booking, aim for Les Arcs 1950 which is much more quaint and less built up and offers ski in ski out for seriously decent prices. If you’re looking for après, head to Les Arcs 1800.
Snow is still falling! Winter has come late to Les Arcs but it’s proving to be a perfect place to ski, so get there soon!’’
This week as well as all the snow falling saw the FIS Men’s Downhill take to Kitzbeuhel in Austria. The incredible Hahnenhamm course took some real skill to master with Askel Lund Svindal being one of the big names to crash out at the weekend. Peter Filler the Italian came out on top by a very small margin with Beat Feuz and Carlo Janka following. The Sunday saw the slalom racers take to the hill with Henrik Kristoffersen taking top spot. Dave Ryding was competing for GB in the slalom and unfortunately didn’t finish his second run.
The ladies took on La Cortina at the weekend with a lot of wind around the resort. Racing was delayed for wind conditions for some of both the Downhill and Super-G but that didn’t rattle the dominant Lindsey Vonn taking the top spot in both events. Vonn is the skier with a big target on her back at the moment, She is the lady to beat right now!
For the GB Park and Pipe team, Billy Morgan had a fantastic qualification round finishing first in his heat and which sent him straight through to the Semis where he will join Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls in the next stage of the competition. Billy Morgan managed to triple cork his way into the mix with a 10th place finish in Laax. Billy is only just back from knee surgery last summer and looks to be on form straight away! James Woods (Woodsy) took an impressive 8th place in the Freestyle ski world cup in Mammoth Mountain Resort after a windy couple of runs. He completed his second run straight after dislocating his jaw to take 8th place overall. With the ladies Izzy Atkin took an impressive 9th place with Katie Summerhayes taking 17th.
If you’re out in the snow this week, have a great time! Send us photos of you enjoying the snow for a chance to be featured in next weeks snow report!