Off-Piste Snow and Weather

Savoie and northern French Alps The big news is that it is going to get colder and we are expecting significant snowfall over the weekend especially on Sunday. The drop in temperature starts on Friday night and next week we will see freezing levels down at 300 to 800m whereas during this last week the freezing level was much higher between 2000m and 3000m. The weather looks brighter on Tuesday and Wednesday, after that we will enter a prolonged period of unsettled […]... Read More


HAT Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report

Great off-piste conditions up high! Wait till 8th December for more snow HAT off piste snow and weather report 30 Nov – 8 Dec for Savoie and northern French Alps Expecting some light snow this weekend. This will mainly be above 2200m. Then we expect very mild and warm weather in the middle of next week, with the 0C isotherm moving up to 3000m. Any snow will only fall above 2400m. Then from Friday 7th December, we are optimistic (fingers crossed) for a […]... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 12 – 18 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 12 – 18 April, Savoie...

Unsettled, particularly near the French/Italian border! Off-piste snow report: 12 – 18 April for Savoie & N French Alps Still waiting for Spring conditions to properly arrive! Normally at this time of year we’re enjoying regular melt-freeze cycles, which bring nice smooth ‘spring snow’ skiing. This year, however, we’re still in transition between cold dry winter snow, and humid to wet spring snow*. When we eventually receive these repeated cy... 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


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 29 March – 4 April, S...

Unsettled conditions with snow showers up high! Off-piste snow report: 29 March – 4 April for Savoie & N French Alps Not really spring conditions yet. The unexpectedly long transition into spring continues! In high altitude resorts above 1800 m, we’ve still not started having any significant melt/freeze cycles that we normally experience at this time of year. First thing in the morning there’s still some lovely wintry snow on high altitude slopes above 2... 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 – 28 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 Weather & Snow Report
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 8 – 14 March, ...

Milder temperatures and some snowfall up high Off-piste snow report: 8 – 14 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps The quality and quantity of off-piste snow above 1600 m remains great! As we set off first thing, the surface snow is often cold and light. Unfortunately, with rising temperatures over the next few days, it will become more humidified and could be quite crunchy (depending on how much overnight refreeze we get). In wind-affected areas, such as near moun... 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: 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