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Father and Son in the Pow

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Oliver deep

Video of Oli (son) & Richard (Dad) skiing off-piste in the powder in Val d'Isère!

Filmed and edited by Dan Egan of SkiClinics.com

We've got a lot of snow around the Italian border areas Savoie (not far off a metre now in the last 10 days). For example the Fornet in Val d'Isère where I'm going tomorrow.

Avalanche danger rating in all of Savoie is a 3.

More Fresh Snow, more snow to come and more Dan Egan!

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Richard

Another great day with fresh snow & Dan Egan (SkiClinics.com) off piste skiing in the Fornet, Val d'Isère. The images say it all.

It's forecast to snow all week.. except for Tuesday!

See more photos on this link to view my photo gallery of today - click here

Dan with his trademark double-pole-plant!

Powder Day with guest Dan Egan

Dan through the driving snow this morning in Val d Isere

 

We had a great powder day here in Val d'Isère today - over 40 cm on some slopes! Here's the latest video edit from Dan on this link: http://vimeo.com/40163763

Dan Egan of Warren Miller and 'Egan Brothers' fame in the '90s made an entertaining guest appearance.

Dan Egan off piste skiing today in Val d'Isère as the skies cleared

Henry's Weekly Radio-Tv Val d'Isère Off Piste Skiing Report with Katrina!

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Henry s Weekly Radio Tv Val d Isere Off Piste Skiing Report with Katrina!

 

This week's Radio-Tv Val d'Isère off-piste skiing report (featuring Katrina too!) is on their home page under, "Ride Hard Ride Safe by RECCO" for the next 24 hours on this link

It is snowing in the Northern French Alps and that is the main reason that the avalanche rating is up to a 3 for tomorrow (see bulletins of the full forecasts for the N. French Alps below).

The skiing was great today again in Val d'Isère and Tignes.

Henry's Weekly Radio Val Off Piste Skiing Report with Katrina!

Nice fresh snow on leeward slopes today 9 April

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Fionaula

It was windy and cold yesterday and snowed about 10 cm max in the Espace Killy area of Savoie. The winds have been coming from the North Northwest mostly. 

Jean Ribart first thing this morning Photo by Wayne

Avalanche Control - positive result SSE exposure, Grande Motte Sector, Tignes

Today was 'only' a rating of 2 on the scale of 5 avalanche danger ratings. The photos below show avalanche control positive result in Tignes (next Chairlift 'Leisse' on Grand Motte sector). It's about 50 m wide and 40 to 50 cm crown in the deepest part. The slope is steep about 40+°. Please click on the photos below to enlarge.

off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk
off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk

Less Snow than Forecast, but a Good Time!

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Great skiing above 2500 m and since it didn't snow all that much it helped to be North (or skiing on piste!) to avoid the crust underfoot. But there was some great off piste skiing 

The snowpack was pretty much rotten below 2500 m on all aspects due to the warm temps, rain and insulating effects of the new snow.

off piste skiing in le Fornet, Val d'Isère today (skier Gabby Pinn)

Snow Is Here - Better late than never!

 
It started snowing later than the forecast (and less snow than forecast too which is always frustrating).

Snow is Coming - Back to Winter in the N. French Alps!

After a week of stable weather and very stable snowpack (avalanche ratings down to a solid '1' for several days now in Savoie & Isère - see links below), the weather is changing: colder temps and snow flurries starting - off and on - on Monday late afternoon and Tuesday especially near the Italian border then it looks like 10-15 cm of snow coming in for Wednesday morning with a rain/snow limit of 1800m.

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