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

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: 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 report and weather – 2 February

Off-piste snow report – 2 to 8 February Off Piste Snow Depths (Haute Tarentaise) by Meteo France The best off-piste snow is to be found on N facing slopes above 2300 m. Here it has not been affected by recent rain, and is colder and drier. In gullies and areas sheltered from the wind, there is some nice soft snow to be found – sometimes up to as much as 20 cm (if the wind has blown it there). The wind has been howling […]... Read More

The weather is changing – snow is coming

things are changing and we can expect some snow over the next week especially around 3rd February. This will be created by a Mediterranean low pressure situated over Genoa and the south of France and will bring precipitation and a lot of wind from the south. The Foehn is back... Read More

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Off piste snow report and weather forecast

Snow conditions in the Alps are exceptional for mid-November! This off-piste snow report bodes extremely well for the opening of the winter ski season. The fresh snow looks awesome, and we’ve heard some great reports. No doubt some of you who are already in the alps will be tempted to get your skins out for some pre-season ski touring. Tip 1 of the week We do not agree with some people’s view that you shouldn’t go out on the mountain yet. However, with ... Read More