Snow on Thursday lead to several days of good skiing under sometimes blue, sometimes cloudy skies. The biggest challenge of the week seems to have been guessing where and when the blue sky was going to make an appearance! With such stable weather, piste conditions haven't really been changing much day to day. A bit firmer and smoother in the morning, a bit softer but a bit bumpier by the end of the day.
The conditions have been fairly good for touring too, particularly above about 2000m where Thursday's snowfall is deep enough to hide the firmer layer below. This fresh snow can be quite sluffy when touring or skiing off-piste, but of more concern are the occasional massive avalanches now happening. Generally occurring below 2400m altitude, these slides are going the full depth of the substantial snowpack and, although too large to be triggered by skiers, cause huge damage to anything below them and some have made accessing/exiting some touring areas a little more complicated.