New Snow, Cold, Great Skiing & High Avalanche Danger ...

Update for Off-piste Skiing Report Northern French Alps! Cold and snowy for the rest of the week in N French Alps. This means great skiing! The High avalanche danger rating of 4 should continue with the intermittent snow storms adding an increased load on top of the persistent weak layers that, due to the cold temps, continue to be a menace. Get out there and enjoy the super conditions! But avoid areas where there are slopes of 30° or more. In short, […]... Read More

avalanche danger rating 3
Avalanche Bulletin update 27th Jan

Meteo France are warning that new snow expected tomorrow will fall on a weak layer of old snow and the avalanche risk will rise as the snow falls, especially on North and East Facing slopes Here are their words for Haute Tarentaise. It is similar elsewhere and even more marked especially in areas where more snow is expected in the Beaufortain, Vanoise and PreAlps The strong wind of WSW then WNW is expected in the very high mountain during the falls of […]... Read More

Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report 24 - 31 Jan 2019
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 24 – 31 Jan 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Variable weather ahead with a little fresh snowfall Expecting light snow on Sunday and more significant new snow on Wednesday. In the meantime there will be cold temperatures and some sun, some cloud and some light snowfall. But not much wind. Signs are the weather is a lot more unstable after 2nd Feb – we will see. There are some lovely cold soft snow conditions around though, particularly on high N facing slopes. Over the last [&hel... Read More

Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report for Savoie & N French Alps 17 - 24 Jan
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 17-24 Jan 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Cold temperatures and a little more snowfall With some fresh top-ups of snow (anything between 5 to 40 cm) we’ve been finding some fantastic off-piste conditions over the last few days. There’s some lovely cold powder snow still to be found, particularly on high North facing slopes. And it looks as if we’re due some more smallish amounts of fresh snow in the days to come. In high exposed areas the surface has often been wi... Read More

Henry Schniewind Snowpack update
Snowpack update French Alps 14 January

Real risk of remote triggering, danger rating is now level 4 nearly everywhere Henry explains in this video Recently we have experienced some very cold weather -20C and colder at 2000m. This has rotted the old snow and created a very weak layer of faceted grains. In the past 24 hours we have seen between 20cm and 1m of new snow in different parts of the Northern French Alps due to snowfall and wind. This is now very unstable and the avalanche […]... Read More