The French Alps have seen a lot of sun over the last month which has led to hard-packed snow. Last weekend, however, up to 40cm of snow fell in some areas, meaning that the conditions in most areas of France are good. Most resorts have the vast majority of their lifts open and despite little snow being forecast for the next few days, the snow will remain good with temperatures predicted to stay well below freezing. Great base depths of snow can be found in many resorts, with Montgenevre now having a base depth of three metres on the upper pistes.
The French Pyrenees experienced very different weather this week to the Alps. Some resorts were forced to shut due to high winds and Les Angles saw over 1.5m of snow over two days!
This weekend temperatures will be well below freezing in both the Alps and Pyrenees but there will be little snow. Most areas of France have good base depths of snow and therefore it is not a struggle to find good conditions wherever you go.