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,...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

A little snow Friday afternoon into Saturday, followed by another dry week! But there is frissette (gobelet, facets) sitting on top of the current snowpack in shady places If we get 10cm or more new snow, then be very wary of steep, shady northeast, north and...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 10th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 10th Jan 2020

Another dry and sunny week ahead! The weather is set to be sunny and dry and cold at night. Some weather models point to fresh snowfall (20cm) around 16th, 17th or 18th January. But not all do and they all differ on exactly when this might arise. So too early to hope...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 2nd Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 2nd Jan 2020

A mainly dry week for the first week of 2020, with sunshine and cloud Over the last few days we’ve been basking in wall-to-wall sunshine and mild temperatures for the time of year. Most of the off-piste snow within easy lift access has been completely tracked...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 26th Dec 2019

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 26th Dec 2019

What a lot of snow and wind we had. When the weather finally cleared on Christmas day. It was glorious but frustrating for some and dangerous for others. Many were disappointed to find the snow badly wind affected and off piste conditions were difficult. Skilled...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 18th Dec 2019

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 18th Dec 2019

Big snowstorms and heavy precipitation on the way. This will be followed by a return to calmer sunnier weather for Christmas. In the meantime, there is a hidden risk under the snowpack The snowpack appears quite stable at the moment. But this may be deceptive. Several...