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 and Weather Forecast
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 4th Jan 2019

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Cold and crispy but windy days ahead with lots of sunshine and some clouds Don’t forget your suncream folks. We’re now under the influence of a huge high pressure weather system over the Northern French Alps with lots of sunshine and some clouds for the next few days, at least! The snow’s not far away, but it all seems to be happening in Austria! See Chris’s recent blog on current weather conditions. When will it... Read More


When’s it going to snow again?

In a nutshell, we are not sure and maybe not for 2 weeks or more in France. Whereas in Austria more snow is expected from Monday The New Year skiers are enjoying fantastic sunshine in the Northern French Alps. We are expecting this to continue into next week. The Jetstream has pushed its way north over the UK and then is streaming down south through Germany and Austria bringing colder weather and snow. This creates an east-west split in the snow with […]... Read More


Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 21st Dec 2018

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Milder days ahead, sun snow and rain What a great and varied off-piste week we’ve had! Conditions have sometimes been excellent with cold dry light powder skiing in good visibility (often bright sunshine). At other times it’s been much trickier skiing in heavy and humidified snow. We’ve also had some days of flat light and tricky route-finding. We even had to get the compass out once in an area we’ve skied hundre... Read More


Henry video snow report
Live snow update from Henry 10th Dec 2018

All the new snow we have received in the last few days in the N French Alps (65-75 cm at 2000 m much more or less depending on exposure to wind) is sitting on a very weak layer(s) of snow in many places and on many slope aspects. Here are some thoughts and advice for the next few, mainly clear days.... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 5 - 11 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 5 – 11 April, Savoie ...

Spring-like conditions starting to appear! Off-piste snow report: 5 – 11 April for Savoie & N French Alps With milder temperatures and some sunshine forecast, we’re optimistic that ‘spring snow’ conditions will come into place in the next few days. The snow’s already beginning to transform on some sunny slopes. We need regular melt/freeze cycles to help create more widespread smooth spring snow conditions, which are so lovely to ski. These cy... Read More


Snow & Weather Report 22 to 28 March
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 22 – 28 March,...

This winter just keeps on giving! Off-piste snow report: 22 Р28 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps Someone suggested we should start publishing reports about spring, spring snow and melt-freeze cycles this week. Normally we would be writing about this in March. However this year is different. We cannot see much sign of spring in the weather forecast. Winter continues. So this report is about winter snow in March. Off-piste snow depths remain the deepest for ... Read More


Off-Piste Snow & Weather
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 15 – 21 March,...

Mixed weather ahead with sunshine, cloud, and some snowfall Off-piste snow report: 15 – 21 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps Skiing in Pays Deserts 14th March 2018 There are still some excellent off-piste conditions around. Especially when temperatures are low, there is some wonderful cold, dry, light powder snow to be found. As the day warms up, this may become humidified and heavier to ski. In exposed high mountain areas the surface snow has often been wind-... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 1 – 7 March, S...

Milder cloudy days ahead, with light snowfall Off-piste snow report: 1 – 7 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps We’re continuing to find some excellent off-piste conditions. With recent ‘arctic-like’ temperatures, there has been some wonderfully light powder snow to be found. With much milder temperatures forecast over the next few days, we’ll be aiming towards the higher, colder north facing slopes to find the best conditions. However, we... 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