It’s been largely sunny with cloudy spells over the last few days in France, with snowfalls occurring during the night. Chamonix (100cm/405cm), which has had consistent snowfalls this season, yet again recorded 20cm of fresh snow on Wednesday 14th March. With mild temperatures creeping in, including +7C in Le Corbier (125cm/270cm), have led to a number of resorts reporting a mixture of snow and rain. Risoul (195cm/265cm) reported 30cm of fresh snowfall in the early morning of Thursday 15th March.
In a few resorts there has been limited lift operations. Les Contamines (40cm/355cm), for example, only had 8 out of 25 lifts open on Thusday. Villard de Lans (35cm/175cm) was the worst affected by the weather/conditions with only 3 out of 25 lifts operating on Thursday. There is good news though with over 60cm of fresh snow predicted for Friday 16th March in Villard de Lans.
Elsewhere in France, further fresh snow is expected. Le Grand Bornand (55cm/290cm) has forecast as much as 128cm by Sunday evening. Les Carroz (50cm/300cm) have the second highest amount, with 86cm being forecast by the end of Sunday 18th March.