Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 22 – 28 Feb Sa...

Very cold, with a lot of snowfall near the French/Italian border Off-piste snow report: 22 – 28 Feb for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths remain fantastic this season. There’s still some great off-piste skiing to be found above 1500 m or so. With continuing low temperatures, there’s some incredible cold light powder snow out there. And it will remain very cold at least until next week…. When venturing off-piste, we’ve been finding som... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 15 – 21 Feb Sa...

Milder temperatures, cloudy and unsettled with some snowfall Off-piste snow report: 15 – 21 Feb for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths are still extremely good, and probably will be so until the end of season and beyond. There’s currently still some fantastic powder snow to be found. Unfortunately, as it gets milder from Thursday afternoon onwards, the snow will become heavier and more humidified, particularly at altitudes below 2000 m. It will be a lot... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 8 – 14 Feb Sav...

Some nice ‘bluebird’ skiing days ahead, and possibly a bit of snow too! Off-piste snow report: 8 – 14 Feb for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths remain extremely good, and probably will continue to be so until the end of season and beyond. It’s looking fantastic for some possible hut touring in the Spring! Off-piste areas easily accessed from the lift system have now been tracked out. However, by using skins and touring skis, we continue to ... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 1 - 7 Feb Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow report & Weather: 1 – 7 Feb Savo...

Some small top-ups of fresh snow! Off-piste snow report: 1 – 7 Feb for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths remain very impressive for the time of year, and there are some great off-piste conditions out there, if you walk for them! Off-piste areas easily accessed from the lift system have rapidly become tracked out. By doing a bit of boot packing, plus using touring skis and skins, we’ve been able to go a bit further afield and find the better […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report Savoie & N French Alps
Off piste snow report and weather: 25-31 Jan, Savoie/N Fre...

A little more snowfall expected, and sunshine on Sunday/Monday! Off-piste snow report: 25 – 31 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths above 1800 m are now at record levels in Savoie and the N French Alps – in excess of depths that we’d expect for the end of March, not January! There is a mixed bag of weather for the week ahead, with a little more snowfall and a couple of sunny days too. We’re finding a variety of […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 18 – 25 Jan Savoie / ...

More high winds and snowfall ahead! Off-piste snow report: 18 – 25 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps Wild weather continues in the N French Alps, with high winds and plenty more snowfall to come! We could see a brief calm and sunny spell next Tuesday/Wednesday. Snow depths are almost unbelievable for this time of the season for much of Savoie and Haute Savoie. No matter what the locals say about it being like this all the time in the past, […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 11 - 17 Jan Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 11 – 17 Jan Savoie / ...

Sunny weather for a few days, followed by more snow from Tuesday onwards! Off-piste snow report: 11 – 17 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps It’s been a incredible week in the N French Alps with insane amounts of snow falling in Savoie close to the Italian border! This was accompanied by gale force E winds, chaos on the roads, avalanche risks of up to 4 and even 5/5.  Areas were put on ‘lock-down’ by the authorities, when it was too […]... Read More


Val d'Isere Pisteurs 9th January 2018
Avalanche risk assessment – post storm 10th Jan 2018

Henry tells about the likely avalanche risk and things to look out for tomorrow and the day after. This includes his observations after skiing today. He discusses why and how the danger rating can drop from a level 5 to a level 3 in just 2 days.  After all the snow, the risks turn from being large scale and widespread and threatening the town (level 5), to large-scale and widespread but mainly on the mountain (level 4), to being localised to specific […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report 4 - 10 Jan
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 4 – 10 Jan Savoie / N...

Wild, windy, unsettled weather with more snow for the week ahead! Off-piste snow report: 4 – 10 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps Weather and snow conditions in the N French Alps have been, and will continue to be, extreme over the next few days. High winds are expected, along with a lot more snow or rain and temperatures above normal for the time of season. The avalanche danger this week will be directly related to a) the overall total accumulations […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report 28 Dec - 3 Jan
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 28 Dec – 3 Jan Savoie...

Unsettled weather with snow for New Year’s week in the N French Alps Off-piste snow report: 28 Dec – 3 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps   Happy new year everyone! Off piste snow depths in the N French Alps remain very good for the time of season. We can often ski right down to 1000 m, and there’s some lovely deep powder to be found. In many higher exposed areas, particularly above 2200/2400 m, the surface snow has been wind-affected, […]... Read More