French Alps Snow Reports
Historical French Alps snow reports
Not every year is the same and no one can guarantee conditions. It is essential to look at French Alps snow reports and records over the past few years to get a true picture on snow reliability in your chosen ski resort. Most ski resorts offered by tour operators have snow ranges above 1,500m. Altitude is not the single factor for good snow. Some ski areas such as the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc have micro-climates because they are situated close to Mont-Blanc itself (Europe’s highest point). Because of this, the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc ski areas generally have a more reliable snow record when compared to resorts at a similar altitude or even higher resorts.
Below you will find links to French Alps snow reports with 9 year averages of historical snow for selected ski resorts. The first row shows the week for which the snow depth applies. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. ‘Top slopes’ shows the average snow cover in centimetres at the top of the ski area. ‘Bottom slopes’ shows the average snow cover in centimetres at the bottom of the ski area. The bottom of the slopes are generally where the nursery pistes are located. About 10cm is generally enough to ski on but it very much depends on what’s below (grass or more rocky surface).
Historical French Alps snow reports in ski resorts:
- Samoens (Grand Massif) historical snow report.
- Chamonix (Mont Blanc) historical snow report.
- Morzine (Portes du Soleil) historical snow report.
- Les Deux Alpes (Glacier Skiing) historical snow report.
- Sainte-Foy (Tarentaise Valley) historical snow report.
- La Rosiere (Espace San Bernardo) historical snow report.
- Val Cenis (Maurienne Valley) historical snow report.
- Tignes (Espace Killy) historcial snow report.