Grand Bornand Snow Report From Our Ski Hosts
Watch this space for the latest snow and ski reports straight from the slopes! Our ski hosts are out nearly every day, and will be reporting back on the current snow conditions in Grand Bornand througout the 2011/2012 ski season.
Latest Snow Reports
5th April 2013
The Spring sunshine is definitely fighting a losing battle against the massive amounts of snow that this season has blessed us with (still a good 1m base). The snow may have been a little hard for some this morning but by early afternoon the slopes came into their own and everyone enjoyed pristine conditions. A little slushy by the end of the day and visability was challenging once the cloud fell into the valley, but still a fun day. The blue of ‘La Douche’ being a surprise favourite as usually by this time of year it is un-skiable as it is south facing, a great run.
27th March 2013
Beautiful bright blue skies, sunshine and empty slopes to go with it. Perfect on-piste cruising conditions with the increase in temperature. All the resort open and no lift queues made for a truly fabulous days skiing all round.
15th March 2013
The mountain has cooled down considerably and the last few days of scattered snow showers has turned Grand Bornand back into its earlier pristine condition (5-10cm on the higher slopes). The temperature with wind chill dropped down to -10 today and was the only slight drawback to a fantastic day on the mountain.
The pistes were immaculate and the reds of the Maroly valley were in the best condition I have seen for a long while
(‘La Tolar’ , ’Les Tetras’ and Le Fenil’ being particular favourites). The group speed record has also been officially broken as the grippy snow filled everyone with confidence! May the blue skies and sunshine continue as the French school holidays come to an end this weekend.
22nd February 2013
Razor sharp edges, that extra layer and Jedi powers were the order of the day on this cold day in February at le Grand Bornand. The temperature throughout the day plummeted (-12) along with the visibility, yet for those up to the challenge the pistes were still in tip top condition from last weeks snowfall.
9th February 2013
The snow just kept on falling through out the Aravis region these last few days and Le Grand Bornand was no exception (63 cm!)
Not just any snow, but the snow picture postcards are made of. The drop in temperature brought with it the kind of powder you only see on your favourite ski films and the waist deep snow was enjoyed by all on this blue sky, sunny Saturday in February. Off Piste fresh tracks were available up until late afternoon and hats off to the unsung heros – the piste bashers, who groomed the grippy snow to perfection which allowed for high speed carving turns to be enjoyed by the hosting group this morning. With a few more cm of snow expected in the next couple of days the mountain is primed ready for the busier period this coming half term.
29th January 2013
The snow in GB continues to be excellent. Snowfall on Sunday night has now been pisted but remains fairly untracked off piste due to the quietness of the resort in January. The snowpark is in fantastic condition with the black jumps now open on days with good visibility. And the forecast says there is more snow on the way. Bring it!
11th January 2013
Snow, snow, snow! 50cm of fresh snow off piste and about 30cm on piste, plenty of fresh tracks for everyone! All the lifts were open and with so few people around, it felt like we had the mountain to ourselves.
29th February 2012
Well it’s been a nice end to February in Le Grand Bornand. Beautiful sunny days give the feeling of spring skiing, a refreshing change from the sub zero temperatures experience only a few weeks ago. Thermals are being removed and sun tan lotion is being applied. Goggle tans are the in look this week!
Morning skiing has been excellent, crisp pistes allow fantastic opportunity for giant slalom carving turns. However with the warmer weather the pistes are softening during the afternoon, especially on the south facing slopes which can result in tired legs. On the steeper runs moguls are forming, but on the cruisey blues heading into the Marolly valley, smooth pistes can be experienced all day, a real treat for those who like a gentler skiing experience.
A cold front is expected towards the end of the week, so let’s enjoy the warm weather while it’s here!
According to Snow-forecast.com