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French Snow Forecasts - Thursday 29th February 2024

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France Snow Forecasts and Reports for French Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in France?

Powder Alert!

Updated 29 February 00:25:28 CST

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 50 ski areas including Montgenèvre, Risoul, Tignes, Val Thorens and Val d'Isère.

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When will it next snow in France?

Snow is next forecast to fall in France over the next 2 days, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including Alpe d'Huez, Le Pleynet, Luchon - Superbagnères, Roubion les Buisses and Vaujany.

How much snow is there in France?

The deepest reported snow in France is in Alpe d'Huez, which reports snow depths of 500cm on upper slopes and 35cm lower down.

When did it last snow in France?

Recent snow reports indicate that it snowed in France on Wednesday 28th February 2024, in at least 14 Ski Resorts including Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne, Val Thorens, Val d'Isère and Valmeinier.

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Top French Ski Resorts by Forecast Snow

Ski Resorts in France with most snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Gourette93cm
Beuil-les-Launes88cm
Peyragudes85cm
Saint-Lary Soulan85cm
La Joue du Loup82cm
Val Louron82cm
Les Deux Alpes77cm
Alpe d'Huez76cm
Luchon - Superbagnères76cm
Vaujany76cm

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Top French Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

French ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Alpe d'Huez500cm
Oz-en-Oisans500cm
Montriond455cm
Avoriaz450cm
Les Arcs435cm
Peisey-Vallandry435cm
Bolquère Pyrénées 2000420cm
Flaine420cm
Font Romeu420cm
Les Deux Alpes410cm

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French Ski Resorts - Forecast Snow Comparison

The latest snow forecasts for Ski Resorts in France - please note that all ski resorts can be affected by weather at short notice, and you should check with the Tourist Office before travelling.

French Snow Forecasts
Ski Resort Forecast 48 HrThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 7 DaySnow Conditions
Alpe d'Huez18cm 76cm Soft Snow
Argentière14cm 51cm Fresh Snow High Soft Snow Low
Avoriaz12cm 46cm Soft Snow
Ax les Thermes6cm 46cm Fresh Snow
Brides-les-Bains13cm 56cm -
Cambre d'Aze4cm 33cm Ski Area Open
Chamonix14cm 52cm Fresh Snow High Soft Snow Low
Champagny en Vanoise12cm 56cm -
Chamrousse14cm 73cm Ski Area Open
Châtel12cm 44cm -
Courchevel12cm 56cm Ski Area Open
Flaine15cm 51cm Fresh Snow
Font Romeu4cm 33cm Fresh Snow
Isola 20009cm 57cm Ski Area Open
La Chapelle d'Abondance11cm 44cm Ski Area Open
La Clusaz12cm 44cm Fresh Snow
La Joue du Loup7cm 82cm -
La Plagne14cm 68cm -
La Rosière12cm 51cm Fresh Snow
La Tania13cm 56cm -
Le Corbier10cm 53cm Fresh Snow
Le Grand Bornand11cm 41cm Soft Snow High
Les Angles3cm 29cm Not Known
Les Arcs12cm 52cm Fresh Snow High Wet Low
Les Carroz12cm 45cm Hard High
Les Contamines13cm 48cm Not Known
Les Deux Alpes16cm 77cm Fresh Snow
Les Gets12cm 46cm Fresh Snow
Les Houches12cm 49cm Fresh Snow High Soft Snow Low
Les Menuires11cm 56cm Fresh Snow
Les Orres9cm 67cm Ski Area Open
Les Saisies12cm 45cm Soft Snow
Megève12cm 45cm Soft Snow Low
Mont Ventoux-18cm -
Montchavin-Les Coches12cm 52cm Ski Area Open
Montgenèvre7cm 51cm Ski Area Open
Morillon15cm 51cm Soft Snow
Morzine12cm 46cm Wet Snow
Méribel13cm 56cm Not Known
Peisey-Vallandry12cm 51cm Ski Area Open
Praz sur Arly12cm 45cm -
Puy Saint Vincent6cm 56cm Fresh Snow
Risoul9cm 59cm Fresh Snow
Saint Martin de Belleville13cm 56cm -
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise14cm 68cm Fresh Snow
Samoëns15cm 51cm Soft Snow
Serre Chevalier7cm 55cm Fresh Snow
St Gervais Mont-Blanc12cm 47cm Hard High Wet Low
The Three Valleys13cm 56cm Soft Snow
Thollon-les-Mémises4cm 25cm Hard
Tignes14cm 68cm Ski Area Open
Val Cenis13cm 72cm Ski Area Open
Val Thorens11cm 56cm Soft Snow
Val d'Isère15cm 75cm Fresh Snow
Valfréjus9cm 55cm Fresh Snow High Soft Snow Low
Valloire11cm 69cm Fresh Snow
Valmeinier9cm 54cm Fresh Snow
Valmorel10cm 48cm Ski Area Open
Vaujany18cm 76cm Ski Area Open

N.B. The above table shows only the top 60 French ski resorts; please use the Map in the menu above or the links below to see regions of France.

The French snow forecast figures given here are the likely average cumulative snowfall on each day, for the specified ski resort. Local snow depths may vary considerably from slope to slope.

Off Piste and Avalanche Safety

Ski Safe : If you intend to ski or snowboard off piste in France, you must check conditions locally before doing so. Always check the Avalanche Risk Level and carry appropriate avalanche safety equipment at all times.

French Snow Forecast Table Key

  • Snow Forecast - links to 7-Day medium-range and 14-Day long-range Snow Forecasts.
  • 48 Hours - total snowfall forecast in the next 48 hours.
  • 7 Days - total snowfall possible over the next 7 days.
  • Status - ski area status (Open/Closed/Unknown).
  • Snow Conditions - current skiing conditions.

All Snow Forecasts beyond 2 days are subject to change. The multi-day snowfall totals above are the total quantity of fresh snow expected to fall, and do NOT account for settling and compaction that will occur.

 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Snow

Ski Resorts in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Les Deux Alpes77cm
Alpe d'Huez76cm
Vaujany76cm
Chamrousse73cm
Tignes68cm

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 Rhône-Alpes Snow

Ski Resorts in Rhône-Alpes with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Espace Killy69cm
Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski58cm
The Three Valleys56cm

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 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Snow

Ski Resorts in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
La Joue du Loup82cm
La Colmiane72cm
Les Orres67cm
Abriès66cm
Espace Lumière62cm

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 Occitanie Snow

Ski Resorts in Occitanie with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Cauterets93cm
Peyragudes85cm
Piau Engaly85cm
Barèges82cm
La Mongie82cm

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 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Snow

Ski Resorts in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Morillon51cm
Foncine Le Haut25cm
Morbier20cm
Lamoura19cm
Prémanon19cm

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