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 & Weather: 19 - 25 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
HAT off piste snow & weather report

Great spring snow conditions! HAT off piste snow and weather report 19-25 April for Savoie and northern French Alps It looks like we’re going to have classic spring snow conditions for at least the next few days! This is one of our favourite times of the year for skiing! There’s some lovely soft, smooth snow around if you choose your timings and slope exposures right. Another great thing at this time of year is that when regular melt-freeze cycles come into place... Read More

This season's last off-piste snow & weather report : Savoie / N. French Alps
This season’s last off-piste snow & weather rep...

Another winter season comes to an end, with a few chilly days ahead. Fingers crossed for a return to nice off-piste skiing & touring spring skiing conditions as we move into May. This season’s last off-piste snow report: 13 – 19 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths are still good for off-piste skiing and touring in high-altitude Val d’Isère, Tignes and other similar resorts especially near the French/Italian border. Elsewhere, they&... Read More

Off Piste Snow & Weather : 13 - 19 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather : 13 – 19 April, Savoi...

Spring snow skiing conditions get better every day! Off-piste snow report: 13 – 19 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Val d’Isère and Tignes (high-altitude resorts near the French/Italian border) continue to fare much better for off-piste snow depths than most others in the N French Alps. Val & Tignes still have snow depths of 200+ cm  above 2500 m. Unfortunately, the picture isn’t so rosy elsewhere, with snow depths more like what we’... Read More

Off Piste Snow & Weather: 6 - 12 April Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 6 – 12 April Savoie /...

Mild weather and Spring Skiing! Off-piste snow report: 6 – 12 April for Savoie & Northern French Alps   For most resorts of Savoie and the N French Alps, off-piste snow depths are poor for this time of season. The best snow can be be found in high-altitude resorts, with Val d’Isere and Tignes, near the Italian border, doing much better than most. It’s amazing how quickly any recent snow has settled down and humidified on sunny E to S to W facing s... Read More

Off-Piste Snow & Weather - 30 March - 6 April
Off Piste Snow & Weather : 30 March – 5 April, ...

Lovely spring-snow skiing conditions. Possible fresh snow at the weekend, then back to spring next week! Off-piste snow report: 30 March – 5 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Lucky Val d’Isère and Tignes (close to the French/Italian border) benefited from a ‘Retour d’Est’ last week. This brought plenty of fresh snow across from the east/south-east, a privilege sadly not extended to many other resorts in Savoie and the N French Alps. I... Read More

Spring skiing off-piste
Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

Spring snow conditions are here now! Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand ‘melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow!   Off-piste spring snow is one of the best things that the Northern French Alps has to offer. With lift access to all slope orientations: east, south, west and then north, you can find it and have fun with little effort. Melt-freeze Cycles Once new snow melts in the sun/heat during the […]... Read More

Ski the Smooth, Tips on Spring Skiing Off Piste (click here or see below)
Ski the Smooth, Tips on Spring Skiing Off Piste (click her...

Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie on 9th April 2014) for Savoie and the N French Alps A high pressure weather system is in place over the N French Alps bringing settled mild, sunny weather to our area.  Wednesday 9th: Tonight: Clear skies. Light refreeze at high altitude with temperatures: -2° at 2000 m, -3° at 3000 m. Thursday 10th: Sunny and mild. +20° in valley bottoms and 0° at 3000 m with moderate N to NW wi... Read More