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

Weather and snow outlook, Northern French Alps

The weather in the Alps appears to be entering another unsettled spell for quite a while Unlike recent seasons when the Jetstream stayed either North or South of the Alps, the Jet Stream seems to be running across Central Europe and is forecast to stay that way for as far as we can see. This means that we can expect a sustained spell of unsettled weather. The first half of January now looks like a repeat of Mid December with a series of […]... Read More

Off Piste Snow & Weather: 21 - 27 Dec Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 21 – 27 Dec Savoie / ...

Sunny and mild conditions for Christmas week in the Alps! Off-piste snow report: 21 – 27 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps   Off-piste snow depths are exceptionally good for the time of season. We’ve been experiencing some beautiful cold powder snow conditions, particularly on N facing slopes at high altitudes. With the milder temperatures and sunshine predicted in the week ahead, this will become heavier and tricker to ski. There should still be some... Read More

Off Piste Snow & Weather: 7 – 13 Dec Savoie / N...

A snowy week ahead! Off-piste snow report: 7 – 13 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps We are due for fresh snow in the week ahead, which we need. Indeed, our friends at WeatherToSki are predicting the following (text in italics quoted directly from their website): The greatest accumulations, at least in the first instance, are likely to be in the northern French Alps, roughly from Alpe d’Huez northwards through the Tarentaise (e.g. 3 Valleys, La Plagne, Les Arcs... Read More

Off Piste Snow and Weather Report 30 Nov to 6 Dec
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 30 Nov – 6 Dec Savoie...

A cold and snowy start to the new season! Off-piste snow report: 30 Nov – 6 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps A chilly start to the 2017/18 season, and more snow than this time last year! Val d’Isere, Tignes and some other resorts opened last weekend, luckily, we’d received enough snow for quite a few ski runs to be prepared. Since then, we’ve also had a couple of small top ups of fresh snow (3 to 10 cm), with more […]... Read More

Off Piste Snow and Weather: 23 - 29 March
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 23 – 29 March Savoie ...

Variable off piste conditions for the week ahead, with fresh snow for some! Off-piste snow report: 23 – 29 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps Following a week of spring off piste snow conditions, it looks as if we’re due for a mixed bag of weather in the week ahead, with possible significant amounts of snowfall in areas near the French/Italian border, such as Val d’Isere, Bonneval and Val Cenis. In the last week or so, the snowpack has been melting... Read More

Snowy March 6th Val d'Isere
High avalanche risk Tuesday 7th March – practical ti...

Risk of avalanche is high or very high on Tuesday There have been two avalanche accidents in Italy in the past 3 days.  See reports here and here.  Meteo France have just issued the bulletin click here and warning for Tuesday 7th March.  The danger rating is forecast to be level 4.         Judging by the continuing snowfall and wind in the resort this evening, the resort could choose to increase the rating to level 5.  they will decide […]... Read More

Crazy snowy March ahead. Has winter shifted to March?

Off piste snow and weather outlook Apologies for the shortage of weather forecasts in the past month, this was because the patterns were very unpredictable and I was not certain of any predictions.  Without a reliable promise of snow, I felt it better to stay quiet. But that has changed, it started snowing last week and the snow intensified over the weekend.  This morning it is still snowing heavily.  This snowfall started at 1600 Sunday and looks set to continue until Tue... Read More

Off Piste Snow and Weather: 2 - 8 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 2 – 8 March

A snowy week ahead! Watch out for steep North-ish facing slopes. That’s where most avalanche instability will be. Some great conditions though! Off-piste snow report for 2 – 8 March Winter is back with plenty of fresh snow, and still more to come! Over the last few days we’ve been experiencing some of the best powder skiing of the season. The quality of the fresh snow is better above 2000 m, where it is lighter and drier. Deep cold powder! At lower altitud... Read More

Off Piste Snow and Weather Report 16 - 22 February
Off Piste Snow and Weather 16 – 22 February

Sunny days and settled weather ahead. After the shock of the Tignes avalanche accident, the off-piste snow stability will improve.  But there are still places where we need to be careful. There is a weakness in the snowpack that has been present since the start of the season.  See ANENA warning.  The weather will encourage you to go out and explore.  Read the bulletins to find out where the risks exist each day Off-piste snow report for 16 to 22 February With current ... Read More