Off Piste Snow & Weather: 7 – 13 Dec Savoie / N...

A snowy week ahead! Off-piste snow report: 7 – 13 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps We are due for fresh snow in the week ahead, which we need. Indeed, our friends at WeatherToSki are predicting the following (text in italics quoted directly from their website): The greatest accumulations, at least in the first instance, are likely to be in the northern French Alps, roughly from Alpe d’Huez northwards through the Tarentaise (e.g. 3 Valleys, La Plagne, Les Arcs... Read More

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

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

Avalanche Bulletin Savoie March 8th
Translation of Avalanche Bulletin for 8th March

Haute Tarentaise – Savoie – risk is high, level 4 Read the original avalanche bulletin here The snow pack will start to settle but we have a thick layer of recent snow (up to 100 cm) which is very unstable. This is why we should expect natural releases and even more so with the warming or even a little rain in the afternoon (possible slope releases onto the mountain roads under 1600/2000 m ). “One or two” big avalanches are always possible […]... Read More

Snowy March 6th Val d'Isere
High avalanche risk Tuesday 7th March – practical ti...

Risk of avalanche is high or very high on Tuesday There have been two avalanche accidents in Italy in the past 3 days.  See reports here and here.  Meteo France have just issued the bulletin click here and warning for Tuesday 7th March.  The danger rating is forecast to be level 4.         Judging by the continuing snowfall and wind in the resort this evening, the resort could choose to increase the rating to level 5.  they will decide […]... 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 Report : 5th – 9th March 2016

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France, Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: Wintry weather with frequent snow showers, cold temperatures and light winds. Could make for some great off-piste skiing although the visibility may not be so great! Saturday 5th: Cloudy and cold. Snow showers in the mountains, and sometimes in the valley bottoms too. Sunday 6th & Monday 7th: Continuing cold and cloudy with snow showers in mountain areas. Fairly light winds... Read More