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Les Menuires Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Les Menuires at 2850 m altitude issued: 6 pm22 Mar 2017 (local time)
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Les Menuires Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Les Menuires Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Fri morning, min -6°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the ESE by Sat morning).

Days 4-6 Les Menuires Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Sat afternoon, min -9°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.
WedThursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sunday 26Monday 27Tue
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
30 SSE30
30 SE30
25 SE25
35 ESE35
20 ESE20
25 ESE25
40 ESE40
25 ESE25
5 SW5
5 WSW5
10 WNW10
15 NNW15
20 SE20
25 SE25
5 SE5
10 NNW10
Summarylight snowsnow shwrssnow shwrssnow shwrssnow shwrslight snowlight snowsome cloudssnow shwrssnow shwrsheavy snowlight snowclearsome cloudssnow shwrslight snowclearclear
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T alps snow sum23.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-5-6-5-4-3-2-2-2-4-3-5-7-7-7-8-8-7-7
min°C
Min °C
-5-6-5-4-5-3-2-4-4-4-8-7-7-8-9-9-8-7
chill°C
WChill°C
-11-12-13-12-12-11-7-12-13-10-13-10-12-13-17-18-14-12
Humid.%885073748475785781769855646482725945
Freezing level (m)230017002200235021002450260024502350250016501750195015001850165010501900
Les Menuires freezing level scale
snowy slopeLes Menuires freezing level
Sunrise--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:22
Sunset6:47--6:49--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:53--
Eyeball surf report
  1. Oz station winterManager Report: Some cloudy spells at Oz en Oisans. No wind today. Mild temperatures. No fresh snow. Most lifts are open. On piste snow is in wet condition.
  2. eyeball reporterOT pralognan la vanoise Spring conditions on piste. Thick fog, giving very poor visibility.

Other resorts in France are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (6)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Les Menuires at the specific elevation of 2850 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Les Menuires. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of France.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Les Menuires

Nick from Netherlands writes:

My wife, my daughter (a beginner) and I went for a week from end of February 2012 to early March. Getting to the 3 valleys was a bit of a nightmare as it was the French school holidays so a part of the journey that should have taken 3 hours actually took more like 6.

We made use of the ESF (French ski school) and they were great. By the end of the week my daughter was doing small jumps off-piste and did her first red run. However, something that did trouble me was that we were assured that if the children were not picked up then they would be cared for. Another couple were late returning and their child was left sitting in the snow alone.

We had nothing but sunshine for the whole week. Great for our daughter but we would have liked a little fresh snow. However, despite this none of the pistes were closed due to lack of snow (on the Friday the other side of the valley was closed for blasting due to an avalanche). It did mean that sometimes the pistes were a little icy in the morning but by mid morning they had softened. We are not expert skiers but it appears there are enough pistes to cover all levels.

Les Menuires is part of the 3 valleys and if you are an experienced skier then you will want to buy a 3 valleys pass. As we needed to be back for the end of the ski school at lunch time we opted for the cheaper Les Menuires and Val Thoren option and even then never managed to ski everywhere.

The resort has loads of places to eat and drink but as with all ski resorts you pay a premium if you shop locally. We brought a load of food with us and it really saved us a lot of money.

Getting around the resort is made easy by the free shuttle buses. You just hop on or off at the stop you need. Our first day was made tricky as getting down the mountain to the ski school meant lugging the skis for us all on and off the bus and then using a couple of ordinary lifts. Not a big problem once our daughter was able to ski the basic run to the ski school though.

A big issue is the level of dog muck. I know it is an English cliche that France is covered in dog poo, but it really was everywhere around our residence (Madian) and around the roads and even the waiting area for the ski school. It was especially irritating to have to wipe skis and poles on return as a the ski in area clearly doubled as a dog toilet. They had made a half hearted effort to erect a pole dispensing poo bags but clearly the dog owners ignored this.

Generally, I'd say we had a great holiday and would go back again (despite the poo).

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