All skiing in France finished

All skiing in France finished

The impact of Coronavirus has now forced France to close its ski resorts and ban ski touring. The official announcement was only made on Saturday night. Many holiday makers arrived on Saturday, to find their resort closed the next morning. Ski resorts have seen a mass...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 13th – 19th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 13th – 19th March 2020

Sunny, settled Spring-like conditions for the week ahead in the N French Alps! Macron has closed the schools in France but ski resorts in France remain open. We’ve had some excellent off-piste skiing over the last week with some great powder snow conditions,...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 6th – 12th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 6th – 12th March 2020

More unsettled weather before settling down a bit from Tuesday in the Northern French Alps ! It’s been an epic week of off-piste skiing, with arguably the best snow conditions of the whole season! Following some resort level rain on Thursday, we just had another...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 28th Feb –  5th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 28th Feb – 5th March 2020

Unsettled weather and plenty of snowfall in the Northern French Alps next week ! After a mild sunny start to the current week, it’s now back to winter with a vengeance! From Tuesday night, we had another period of extremely stormy weather, with howling NW winds...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 21st – 27th Feb 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 21st – 27th Feb 2020

A calm sunny weekend and start to the week. More snow on the way to the Northern French Alps from Wednesday. Over the past week, we’ve had a variety of weather conditions, with no two days the same. It’s rained, it’s snowed, the wind’s been...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 14th Feb 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 14th Feb 2020

This week began with two days of howling wind, rain and snow. After more snowfall on Thursday, it looks like being a calm sunny weekend. More snowfall expected Monday, varying between 5 to 40 cm. As February holidays start, it’s been another weird weather week,...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 7th Feb 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 7th Feb 2020

A bizarre three days of weather this week will be followed by a calmer weekend and fresh snowfall at the start of next week In three days we had drenching rain up to 2700m, followed by a very mild grey and flat light day with slushy snow, followed by a very cold day...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 31st Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 31st Jan 2020

Snowfall on and off in the Northern French Alps next week! We needed more snow and we got it! Winter returned with a vengeance last Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing plenty of fresh snow accompanied by wild north-westerly winds. Read our blog on the snowpack before the...
High avalanche risk today – an update for 30 January

High avalanche risk today – an update for 30 January

What we said earlier today (Wednesday 29 Jan) still holds true for Thursday 30th January. But be wary, Meteo France have reduced the forecast danger rating from 4 to 3 for Thursday, but this is not really a reduction in risk for skiers. The reason they are reducing...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 24th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 24th Jan 2020

Hoping for snowfall in the Northern French Alps at the start of next week! Unfortunately temperatures are becoming mild for the time of season again, but altitudes above 1600 m should benefit from this fresh snow. Around 10-15 cm fresh snow fell last Friday night,...