Off-Piste Snow & Weather 7 - 15 March 2019
Off-Piste Snow and Weather 7-13 March 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps A stormy week ahead with snowfall! Expect a period of snowy unsettled weather, with significant snowfall. Some days this may be just a few cm, but next week it will become quite widespread even down to 1500 m. One snow report, for example, suggests up to 51 cm at the higher altitudes in Val d’Isère over the next few days. The biggest risks will be N facing shady slopes above 2400m Over the past week, we’ve […]... Read More

Update on snowpack stability
Update on snowpack stability

Be very wary of steep shady slopes. Further to our weekly update(s) on current off-piste conditions over the next week in the Northern French Alps. Avalanche forecast expert Alain Duclos makes some interesting observations here also on a voice/video interview. His basic message is to very wary of North’ish/shaded slopes where the snowpack has become cohesionless in many places due to the long clear sky period that we have experienced over the last three weeks or so. We at H... Read More

Off Piste Snow & Weather
Off-Piste Snow and Weather 1st – 6 March 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps ‘Winter’ returns with snowfall & cooler temps. The last 3 weeks have been very warm, dry and sunny. Many wet snow avalanches have occurred in the last week in the very warm temperatures. But we are expecting cold temperatures and considerable new snow every day next week from Monday. The whole of March looks like it will be colder with regular snowfall and some sunny breaks in between. We’ve recently been enjoying all ... Read More

Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report 21 Feb - 1 Mar 2019
Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21-28 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Sunny and very mild for this time of season High pressure stays in charge until the end of February. It will continue to be very sunny and even milder. We expect to see a change around 3rd 4th March, to cooler weather with some snow. Skiing conditions on piste are good, although very busy. French half term holidays continue until 9th March. By skiing the pistes between 12 and 2 o’clock, you can avoid the worst […]... Read More

Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report 14-21 Feb 2019
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 14-20 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Wall to wall sunshine for at least the next week, and great skiing conditions! It’s beginning to feel almost spring-like with milder temperatures and sunny skies. A high pressure weather system is in place, and looks likely to remain for at least a week. No fresh snowfall is expected. We recommend you don’t skimp on the suncream! Snow coverage is excellent, and only total powder hounds need to fret about lack of fresh snowfall o... Read More