Alpe d’Huez Snow Report for October

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Alpe d'Huez Snow Forecast

We are happy to say that the Alpe d’Huez snow report for October is good. The early season snow continues to build on the higher slopes with new, fresh falls lower down.

The weather is getting chilly with midday temperatures in Alpe d’Huez around 0°C.

There is 20 to 35 cm of snow forecast above 1800m and 10 to 15cm around 1400 to1500m.

This is falling on an already better than average base for this time of year. It is between 30 and 70cm at altitude and you would have to go back to 2013 or 2000 to find equivalent October depths.

Lets hope this signals an excellent year for snow.

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Ski Videos Lesson 1

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Lessons I've leared while making ski videos

Everyone loves to make a ski video, its a great way to remember the best parts of the trip. Here’s my first ski videos lesson.

The cameras are small and light, easy to carry; you can even use your phone.

Of course, the way you get the best shots is to nudge them into place with a bit of direction.

Easy stuff like: “I’ll ski down a bit and then you guys ski past me on my left”. Something like that.

So what I said to my friend, who wanted his exploits on a board recorded, was: “I’ll ski down there”, so far so good, “and then I want you to ski towards me”.

Oh dear! What I meant was that he should approach me directly and then pass below me. There wasn’t really space above me and I thought this was obvious.

In retrospect, nothing is obvious unless clearly explained.

So he sets off, pulls a few nice turns and then starts braking near me, throwing up a bit of snow. But then I see his board bouncing and I reckon he is going to pull a last minute swerve around me.

No, he has lost control and sweeps me off me feet.

No harm done but next time I’ll be better at giving clear instructions.

I hope this ski videos lesson helps you next time you get out on the slopes.

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