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Historical Snow in Samoens

Samoens snow report - 2004-2014 (10 season average)

Situated in the Grand Massif, Samoens (as well as all other ski resorts in the Grand Massif area such as Flaine) has always benefited from an amazing snow record and good coverage from mid-December until late April.

Thanks to the fact that 80% of the slopes face north, snow in Samoens tends to remain longer throughout the season and offers great spring snow.

In average, Samoens gets more snow than higher resorts in France (Avoriaz for example) because resorts with the best snowfall are those that are both high and close to the northern or western areas of the Alps. Despite Samoens’ lower elevation, it has always benefited from a superb snow record and regular snowfalls throughout the season thanks to the proximity of the Mont Blanc.

Snow record data for Samoens

The 1st row: Month
The 2nd row: Week (eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February.)
The 3rd row: Average snow cover in cm at the top of Samoens ski area
The 4th row: Average snow cover in cm at the bottom (where nursery, ESF ski school and shops are located).
Keep in mind: about 10cm is generally enough to ski (depends on grass or rocky surface.)

10 year ski season average: 

Month

Nov

Dec

Dec

Dec

Dec

Jan

Jan

Jan

Jan

Feb

Feb

Feb

Feb

Mar

Mar

Mar

Mar

Apr

Apr

Apr

Week

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Upper Slopes (cm)

n/a

n/a

84

115

149

180

197

213

231

241

264

280

279

287

299

296

347

299

290

239

Lower Slopes (cm)

n/a

n/a

41

51

58

65

62

71

86

88

93

111

103

104

119

114

99

87

89

71

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