We don't get to the Alps that often, but at Hogmanay we were at Morillon (Grand Massif) where they certainly haven't (as of when we left) had the massive snow dumps that areas further east have.
Top to bottom snow making meant that we actually had a pretty good week.
Goodness only knows what the costs are, both capital and running, but they must have decided it's worth it.
How can the Scottish centres (the ones without sugar daddies) do something like this? Surely it's the only thing that makes sense long term?
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 15.15hrs Thu 17 Jan 19 by Bomp.
The snow making on that access blue run in Morillon from Top of the second lift down to the village is nothing short of extraordinary. Skiied there a few years ago in an incredibly dry January. no natural snow at all yet they had somehow made a 5km run, 1 metre thick of man made stuff all the way down to village!
Scotland doesn't have the lovely cold and still alpine nights that Morillon gets unfortunately!