France Snow Report and Forecast to December 8th, 2017

STORY BY Patrick Thorne 2nd December 2017

The leading ski areas in France open a week or two later than the main ski areas in Italy, Austria and Switzerland but after there being only a handful of French area open a week ago, more than a dozen are opening this weekend.

The good news is there’s been more fresh snow over the past few days with the Pyrenees actually posting the biggest snowfalls with St Lary, Ax 3 Domaines, Les Angles Cauterets and Ax les Thermes all being dumped on.

Cauterets is now 70% open and reported 50m of fresh snow in 24 hours yesterday.  However it is closed today due to avalanche danger after all the snow.

29 novembre 2017, drone au Lys.

Le Cirque du Lys ouvre ce weekend pour les premières glisses de la saison !

Posted by Cauterets on Wednesday, 29 November 2017


In the Alps the Portes du Soleil and several Chamonix Valley ski areas including Les Houches have opened this week. Flaine, La Clusaz, La Rosiere and Valloire in the Maurienne Valley are also open and all reporting good conditions.

Here’s Val Thorens getting snowed on on Wednesday.  It and Tines have issued powder alarms for 20cm or more of snow in 24 hour in the past week.  Les Gets is pictured top.

Vous avez demandé un peu de neige supplémentaire ? ❄️❄️–Did you ask for some extra snow? ❄️❄️#ValThorens #GoPro

Posted by Val Thorens on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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