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Earlier this season we named the Freeride World Tour as one of our Top 5 ski events to look out for in 2015.

The last event of the Freeride World Tour was incredible. Watching the skiers and snowboarders conquer the 500m rock face of Bec des Rosses was nail-bitingly exciting. Aurélien Ducroz took the ski crown for the 4th time as he won the 20th edition of Xtreme Verbier.

Watch the Xtreme Verbier ski highlights:



Watch the Xtreme Verbier snowboard highlights:



Winners of the Xtreme Verbier 2015

Ski Men
1. Aurélien Ducroz (FRA) 88.50
2. Reine Barkered (SWE) 88.12
3. George Rodney (USA) 87.75

Snowboard Men
1. Jonathan Charlet (FRA) 91.00
2. Emilien Badoux (SUI) 85.75
3. Sammy Luebke (USA) 82.75

Ski Women
1. Hazel Birnbaum (USA) 88.50
2. Silvia Moser (ITA) 76.25
3. Christine Hargin (SWE) 72.75

Watch Hazel Birnbaum's winning run:



Snowboard Women

1. Nicola Thost (GER) 71.00
2. Estelle Balet (SUI) 55.00
3. Shannan Yates (USA) 52.25

Watch Nicola Thost's winning  run:

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Snow Report | 27 March 2015 *New Snow*
Switzerland saw the lion’s share of the new snow, with Zermatt and Saas Fee receiving over 40 cm each, adding to what has been a sensational season of snow for them.

Austria has seen up to 30cm of new snow this week but the real action is arriving next week where up to 150 cm is due to fall in the next 9 days.
  • Lech – 160cm
  • Obergurgl – 79cm
  • St Anton – 151cm
  • Solden – 95cm
  • Ischgl – 112cm
After enjoying 30cm of new snow across some resorts yesterday, France is set to enjoy more reliable conditions with 40cm due this weekend. With intermittent blue skies, it’s the perfect conditions for enjoying the April sunshine.]]>
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Snow Report | 20 Mar 2015
Over the weekend the clouds are forecast to move in and new arrivals may be greeted to some fresh snow as they reach resort , plus even more snow is predicted to come mid-week next week.



France

Spring is in full swing in French ski resorts with beautiful sunshine dominating most of the week. Snow is still good as there are deep snow bases in the majority of resorts. There was a flutter of snow at the start of the week with Val d’Isere getting the best of the fresh snow (31cm). Bonneval-sur-Arc and Isola 2000 received 25 cm, Tignes 15 cm and Risoul 10 cm.

Austria

There’s been no fresh snow in Austria this week but snow conditions are still great and many resorts still have a upper snow base of over 200 cm, including Solden, Kaunertal, Pitztal, Kaprun, Hintertux, St Anton, Bad Gastein and Neustift.

Cynthia from our ski product team has been in Hinterglemm this week and the resort is still looking like a winter wonderland:





Italy

Winter is back in Italy after a massive 140 cm of snow fell in Sauze d’Oulx at the start of the week. Cesana Torinese, Claviere and Sestriere also got in on the snow action with 120 cm falling on Monday.


Sestriere 16/03

Switzerland

The high Swiss ski resorts had a good amount of snowfall this week with Zermatt topping the table with a fantastic 110 cm of snow in the past 7 days. Andermatt has received 25 cm and Saas Fee had 20 cm of fresh snow.


Zermatt 20/03

Andorra

Andorra has had a brilliant season and snow conditions are still great even though there hasn’t been much new snow this week. Soldeu had 13 cm early in the week while Pas de la Casa, Arinsnal and Vallnord received a dusting of 5 cm.

Next 9 day snow forecast

It’s looking like we are in for some fresh snow next week! A large dump of snow at the end of the March will be fantastic for the lead up to Easter week.

Zermatt – 245 cm
Saas Fee – 141 cm
Cervinia – 140 cm
Lech and Zurs - 110 cm
Solden - 106 cm
St Anton - 101 cm
Gsaas - 100 cm
Chamonix - 99 cm
Avoriaz - 94 cm
Flaine - 92 cm
Obergurgl - 90 cm
Les 2 Alpes – 86 cm
Murren - 85 cm
Val d'Isere - 81 cm
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Snow Report | 20 Mar 2015
Over the weekend the clouds are forecast to move in and new arrivals may be greeted to some fresh snow as they reach resort , plus even more snow is predicted to come mid-week next week.



France

Spring is in full swing in French ski resorts with beautiful sunshine dominating most of the week. Snow is still good as there are deep snow bases in the majority of resorts. There was a flutter of snow at the start of the week with Val d’Isere getting the best of the fresh snow (31cm). Bonneval-sur-Arc and Isola 2000 received 25 cm, Tignes 15 cm and Risoul 10 cm.

Austria

There’s been no fresh snow in Austria this week but snow conditions are still great and many resorts still have a upper snow base of over 200 cm, including Solden, Kaunertal, Pitztal, Kaprun, Hintertux, St Anton, Bad Gastein and Neustift.

Cynthia from our ski product team has been in Hinterglemm this week and the resort is still looking like a winter wonderland:





Italy

Winter is back in Italy after a massive 140 cm of snow fell in Sauze d’Oulx at the start of the week. Cesana Torinese, Claviere and Sestriere also got in on the snow action with 120 cm falling on Monday.


Sestriere 16/03

Switzerland

The high Swiss ski resorts had a good amount of snowfall this week with Zermatt topping the table with a fantastic 110 cm of snow in the past 7 days. Andermatt has received 25 cm and Saas Fee had 20 cm of fresh snow.


Zermatt 20/03

Andorra

Andorra has had a brilliant season and snow conditions are still great even though there hasn’t been much new snow this week. Soldeu had 13 cm early in the week while Pas de la Casa, Arinsnal and Vallnord received a dusting of 5 cm.

Next 9 day snow forecast

It’s looking like we are in for some fresh snow next week! A large dump of snow at the end of the March will be fantastic for the lead up to Easter week.

Zermatt – 245 cm
Saas Fee – 141 cm
Cervinia – 140 cm
Lech and Zurs - 110 cm
Solden - 106 cm
St Anton - 101 cm
Gsaas - 100 cm
Chamonix - 99 cm
Avoriaz - 94 cm
Flaine - 92 cm
Obergurgl - 90 cm
Les 2 Alpes – 86 cm
Murren - 85 cm
Val d'Isere - 81 cm
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Spring activities in Les 2 Alpes
Weekly Events

Freeride Attitude – Every Tuesday
This session offers free off piste safety information every Tuesday. You get the chance to test out avalanche equipment including a transceiver, shovel and probe with a mountain guide to hand to discover more about how to explore the mountain safely.

First tracks – Every Wednesday
Experience first tracks and ski the slopes before lifts are officially open for 13 Euros. From 8 to 11am, including a delicious breakfast at the restaurant LE 3200.

Activities on offer all season:

Dog Sledding
New for 2015 is the chance to take a ride with husky dogs. Enjoy the journey as you speed along in the sled, powered by the husky dogs.

Wine tasting and night skiing
Enjoy an evening of wine tasting on the mountain following by night skiing - or take a piste basher down the slopes for the non-skiers.

Mountain Biking
At the end of the season, mountain bikers can ride on the trail to Venosc (700m altitude) from Saturday April 11 until April 25, the date the resort closes.

Visit to the Ice Cave
Created in 1993 at the foot of the glacier, non-skiers (and skiers) can access the ice cave which includes a range of ice sculptures for all ages.

Paragliding
Les 2 Alpes offers a tandem flight which takes off at 2400, offering a magical flight over the village.



Spring Events

March 21st – Peanut Butter and Volcom Rail Jam

April 2nd – Full Moon Skiing and Dinner
Enjoy an evening of skiing until night falls, followed by an aperitif, dinner and then you can ski down to the village - or take a piste basher down the slopes for the non-skiers. Cost 50 euro per person which includes dinner and wine.

April 19th – Roast Beef Rail Jam

April 20th - 24th - Junior Foliz
The winter festival for children, there will be entertainment, workshops and shows for kids from 6 to 12 years.

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