Off Piste Snow and Weather Report 30 Nov to 6 Dec
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 30 Nov – 6 Dec Savoie...

A cold and snowy start to the new season! Off-piste snow report: 30 Nov – 6 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps A chilly start to the 2017/18 season, and more snow than this time last year! Val d’Isere, Tignes and some other resorts opened last weekend, luckily, we’d received enough snow for quite a few ski runs to be prepared. Since then, we’ve also had a couple of small top ups of fresh snow (3 to 10 cm), with more […]... Read More


Kendal Mountain Festival
Henry at ORTOVOX Snowsports Session, Kendal Mountain Festi...

Henry will be presenting at the ‘ORTOVOX Snowsports Session’, at the Kendal Mountain Festival Saturday evening November 18th. He will be sharing his passion for off-piste through snippets from his Ride Hard, Ride Safe ‘Avalanche Talk’ and the ORTOVOX Safety Academy with a large audience at the festival. photo JC SOUILLAC The ORTOVOX Snowsports Session takes place at the festival on Saturday November 18, 2017 starting at 8pm in Kendal Town Hall. It will b... Read More


This season's last off-piste snow & weather report : Savoie / N. French Alps
This season’s last off-piste snow & weather rep...

Another winter season comes to an end, with a few chilly days ahead. Fingers crossed for a return to nice off-piste skiing & touring spring skiing conditions as we move into May. This season’s last off-piste snow report: 13 – 19 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths are still good for off-piste skiing and touring in high-altitude Val d’Isère, Tignes and other similar resorts especially near the French/Italian border. Elsewhere, they&... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather : 13 - 19 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather : 13 – 19 April, Savoi...

Spring snow skiing conditions get better every day! Off-piste snow report: 13 – 19 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Val d’Isère and Tignes (high-altitude resorts near the French/Italian border) continue to fare much better for off-piste snow depths than most others in the N French Alps. Val & Tignes still have snow depths of 200+ cm  above 2500 m. Unfortunately, the picture isn’t so rosy elsewhere, with snow depths more like what we’... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 6 - 12 April Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 6 – 12 April Savoie /...

Mild weather and Spring Skiing! Off-piste snow report: 6 – 12 April for Savoie & Northern French Alps   For most resorts of Savoie and the N French Alps, off-piste snow depths are poor for this time of season. The best snow can be be found in high-altitude resorts, with Val d’Isere and Tignes, near the Italian border, doing much better than most. It’s amazing how quickly any recent snow has settled down and humidified on sunny E to S to W facing s... Read More


Off-Piste Snow & Weather - 30 March - 6 April
Off Piste Snow & Weather : 30 March – 5 April, ...

Lovely spring-snow skiing conditions. Possible fresh snow at the weekend, then back to spring next week! Off-piste snow report: 30 March – 5 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Lucky Val d’Isère and Tignes (close to the French/Italian border) benefited from a ‘Retour d’Est’ last week. This brought plenty of fresh snow across from the east/south-east, a privilege sadly not extended to many other resorts in Savoie and the N French Alps. I... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather: 23 - 29 March
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 23 – 29 March Savoie ...

Variable off piste conditions for the week ahead, with fresh snow for some! Off-piste snow report: 23 – 29 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps Following a week of spring off piste snow conditions, it looks as if we’re due for a mixed bag of weather in the week ahead, with possible significant amounts of snowfall in areas near the French/Italian border, such as Val d’Isere, Bonneval and Val Cenis. In the last week or so, the snowpack has been melting... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather: 16 - 22 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 16 – 22 March

Very mild temperatures. Cloudy weekend with possible very light sprinklings of snow at high altitude. Off-piste snow report for 16 – 22 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps With recent very mild temperatures the thick layer of recent snow has stabilised remarkably quickly. Spring conditions are currently here. Surface snow is humidified at altitudes below 2700 m on colder NE to NW facing slopes, and below even higher altitudes on the sunnier E to S to W facing ... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather: 9 - 15 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 9 – 15 March

Much milder for the next few days. Maybe more snow showers from Sunday. Off-piste snow report for 9 – 15 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps This week it’s just kept on and on snowing. There is now a thick layer of recent snow (100 cm +) all over the mountain, lying on top of the older snow. This has been of fantastic quality in the last few days. We’ve been taking it super-cautiously, sticking to low slope angles (below 30°) and not […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather: 2 - 8 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 2 – 8 March

A snowy week ahead! Watch out for steep North-ish facing slopes. That’s where most avalanche instability will be. Some great conditions though! Off-piste snow report for 2 – 8 March Winter is back with plenty of fresh snow, and still more to come! Over the last few days we’ve been experiencing some of the best powder skiing of the season. The quality of the fresh snow is better above 2000 m, where it is lighter and drier. Deep cold powder! At lower altitud... Read More