Another Big Snowfall Forecast for the Pyrenees

Patrick Thorne

06 Mar 20

After a fairly dry February, it has been snowing again in the Pyrenees since the start of March and some of the biggest accumulations yet are forecast for the coming 36 hours.

It has already started snowing at Cauterets in the French Pyrenees (its Cirque de Lys sector pictured  today) but the resort is due to get 50cm (20 inches) more in the next 24 hours.

Other resorts in the region are expecting similar falls, with the heaviest expected to be on the French side of the mountains, 10-20cm more in expected on Andorran slopes and on the Spanish side.

The fresh snow comes after 30-60cm accumulations earlier this week for any centres in the Pyrenees. La Mongie / Barèges, again on the French side, reports 90cm (three feet) already and has another 40cm+ forecast.

Most of the region’s larger destination resorts have been fully open all winter with good snowfalls in December and January building bases, however some small, lower centres have suffered with inadequate snowfall then warm temperatures preventing snowmaking.