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,...
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...