There are no ski areas open in France as we enter June – the only one of the ‘big 4’ Alpine ski nations to have nowhere (with ski lifts) open (for skiers).
That’s due to change in the next few weeks though as first Val d’Isere opens its Pisailles glacier ski area on June 10th for summer skiing followed by Les 2 Alpes on the 23rd (right through to September) and Tignes the next day on the 24th.
These latter two have a couple of the biggest summer glacier ski areas in Europe.
Snow conditions should be good thanks to heavy snowfall in May. Les 2 Alpes says the snow is lying 2.4m (8 feet) deep on its glacier and posted the picture top on 28th June.
Skiing tends to take place from early morning to early afternoon, then its other mountain sports, or just relaxing by the pool for the rest of the day.
Snowfall in Val d’Isere in early May.
On dirait que l'hiver a envie de rester avec nous !///It looks like winter decided to stay in Val d'Isère!
Posted by Val d'Isère on Thursday, 4 May 2017
Tignes with fresh snow on the last day of the french ski season earlier in May…
Après + de 7 mois de saison… à notre tour de partir en vacances ! 🙂 On vous quitte une petite semaine, et on revient dès le 22 mai pour se préparer à l'été avec vous. En attendant, voilà un peu de powpow bien fraîche en date du lundi 8 mai, en souvenir du dernier jour de l'hiver 16-17 :D*******After a season that lasted more than 7 months, its our turn to enjoy some holidays! 🙂 We'll be back on May 22nd to get ready for the summer season. Until then, here is bit of fresh powder from last Monday, on the closing day of this winter 16-17 :DVideo: Flo Bastien
Posted by Tignes on Friday, 12 May 2017