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


Off Piste Snow & Weather 23 February - 1 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 23 February – 1 March

A mixed bag of weather this week, with mild temperatures. Off-piste snow report for 23 February to 1 March Snow depths are below average for the time of season, with higher-altitude resorts faring best. We can ski down to around 1200 m on N facing slopes and down to around 1800 on S facing ones. Ski touring, using skins, is really the best way to find any good off-piste snow at the moment. The best quality snow can be found on N’ish facing slopes […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather Report 16 - 22 February
Off Piste Snow and Weather 16 – 22 February

Sunny days and settled weather ahead. After the shock of the Tignes avalanche accident, the off-piste snow stability will improve.  But there are still places where we need to be careful. There is a weakness in the snowpack that has been present since the start of the season.  See ANENA warning.  The weather will encourage you to go out and explore.  Read the bulletins to find out where the risks exist each day Off-piste snow report for 16 to 22 February With current ... Read More