Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report 11 - 19 April
Off-Piste Snow and Weather 11 – 19 April 2019

..and in to early May! For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Great skiing still to be had! But you have to explore to find it Weather forecasts are difficult enough in the mountains, but in Springtime things are even more unpredictable. In this, our last snow report this season, we’re expecting to see snow, rain, sunshine, cloud….. and everything in between between now and the start of May ! We recommend getting out off-piste even when conditions don’t loo... Read More


Off Piste Snow Report 14 - 22 March 2019
Off-Piste Snow and Weather 14 March 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps More snow for the next few days makes it complicated! There are a few more unsettled windy days ahead, with a lot of fresh snow especially on Thursday night. There should be a sunny day thrown in on Saturday! From the middle of next week, it should become calmer and sunnier. There is a general avalanche warning for Thursday night and Friday with possible spontaneous avalanches affecting the mountains and even some roads due to heavy [&helli... Read More


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


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 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


Super Arcelle 4th Feb 2019
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 7-13 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Fantastic skiing available but many people are taking crazy risks, please read On Monday 4th February we picked up reports of 10 people caught in 4 separate accidental slab avalanches (‘accidental’ means they were triggered by people) in Val d’Isère alone. The avalanches took the victims for big, potentially dangerous rides. There were no people taken in natural avalanches. Most of these accidental avalanches were not mad... Read More


On-Line Off-Piste Essentials Talk
On-line Off-Piste Safety Talk

Fresh snow but danger in the Alps! Hi everybody In view of the exciting snowfalls we’ve been receiving, great skiing and the unstable conditions that have resulted (even right next to the piste), I’ve produced an On-Line Off-Piste ‘Essentials Talk‘. It’s aimed at helping you have fun and be safe off-piste. The benefit of it being an on-line talk is that it can be watched as many times as you like via computer, w... Read More


Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 31 Jan-6 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Great skiing, but watch out for significant avalanche danger over the next few days with significant snowfall expected Low-pressure weather systems remain in charge over the Alps until Sunday delivering more snow, especially on Friday and Saturday. Fluctuating temperatures will make for unstable conditions below 2000m. A weak layer makes the snowpack unstable higher up. On Monday, the high pressure kicks in delivering more stable weather. S... 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