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Off Piste Snow Report : 13th - 17th February 2016

Snow snow snow. Wayne Watson photo

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

More unsettled, stormy weather ahead, and yet MORE snow!

 
Saturday 13th: Stormy, windy weather. Heavy snowfall expected above 800 to 1000 m (rain at lower altitudes). 20 to 40 cm of snow expected at 2000 m. Normal temperatures for the time of season.

Off Piste Snow Report : 6th - 10th February 2016

Tricky visibility but not half bad! Wayne Watson photo

 Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Changing off-piste conditions with unsettled, stormy weather. Some snowfall, but not especially low temperatures.

 
Saturday 6th: Winds turning south/south westerly.

Off Piste Snow Report : 30th January - 3rd February 2016

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Current Off-piste conditions 27 January Wayne Watson photo

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Mild temperatures and some light precipitation, hopefully falling as snow above 2000 m. The snowpack has been stabilising quicker than we expected, but watch out for increased avalanche danger ratings as soon as we get any significant amount of precipitation!

 
Saturday 30th: Warm and sunny.

Off Piste Snow Report : 23rd - 27th January 2016

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Current avalanche danger rating is 3 above 2200 m. Explanation from ORTOVOX Safety Academy.

 

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Brighter days and milder temperatures ahead. Have fun off-piste, but remember that the weak layer in the snowpack is still there....

Saturday 23rd: Some sunshine and milder temperatures, 0° at 2500 m.

Off Piste Snow Report : 16th - 20th January 2016

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Avalanche in Tignes triggered by a skier on a slope above 30°, very close to the piste. Fortunately not fatal. Photo @Guidemimi

 (For N. French Alps)
Sunny 'bluebird' days and very cold temperatures ahead. Beware of a 'powder frenzy' as soon as the visibility improves, and don't get caught out. Off-piste conditions are still mega-unstable out there!

 

Saturday 16th: A very cold northerly weather system coming in. Snow showers until mid/late morning, brightening up later.

Off Piste Snow Report : 9th - 13th January 2016

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Lots of Slabs releasing - small can be dangerous if it buries you into a hole.. Photo by Jean-Christophe Souillac.

 

Unsettled weather conditions will continue, with high winds and snowfall. Off-piste areas remaining very unstable. 

Saturday 9th: A SW weather system is in place, bringing strong winds gusting up to 60 km/hr. Cloudy with probable flat-light conditions.
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