The French Alps saw a good amount of snowfall in November which has set conditions up nicely for December when the ski season gets into full swing. To end November, there was heavy snowfall over the weekend in most parts of the French Alps resulting in fantastic ski conditions for this week. This couldn’t have been better timed with many resorts opening last weekend, including Chamonix and Alpe d’Huez.
There is little snow forecast in the French Alps over the next 3 days but the 6 day forecast makes for much happier viewing. Meribel will see a huge 169cm of new snow over the next 6 days, Flaine 129cm and Chamonix, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Val Thorens and Courchevel all over a metre of fresh snow.
Tignes and Val d’Isère currently only have half of their 82 lifts open in the Espace Killy ski area but as with other ski areas in France this statistic will change dramatically for the better towards the end of this week.
Across in the French Pyrenees it was also a good November for snow, with most resorts reporting a good base depth and turning lifts already. Both La Mongie and Cauterets are forecast to have around 20cm snow over the next 6 days, adding to the circa metre and a half base level of snow on the upper pistes.
As with Austria, the forecast is for sunny days and freezing nights for most of this week. Perfect weather to get out there and enjoy the snow!