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French Snow Forecasts - Tuesday 5th March 2024

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France Snow Forecasts and Reports for French Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in France?

Powder Alert!

Updated 05 March 13:22:29 GMT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 152 ski areas including Avoriaz, La Plagne, Les Arcs, 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 Avoriaz, Chamonix, Les Arcs, Les Gets and Morzine.

How much snow is there in France?

The deepest reported snow in France is in Oz-en-Oisans, which reports snow depths of 480cm189in on upper slopes and 12cm5in lower down.

When did it last snow in France?

Recent snow reports indicate that it snowed in France today (5 March), in at least 13 Ski Resorts including La Plagne, Les Carroz, Les Menuires, Morillon and Méribel.

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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
Luz Ardiden132cm52in
Isola 2000125cm49in
Les Deux Alpes101cm40in
Les Orres101cm40in
La Grave100cm40in
Albiez Montrond98cm39in
Valloire98cm39in
Vars93cm37in
Alpe d'Huez92cm36in
Vaujany92cm36in

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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'Huez480cm189in
Oz-en-Oisans480cm189in
Avoriaz450cm177in
Montriond450cm177in
Chamonix420cm165in
Les Arcs415cm163in
Peisey-Vallandry415cm163in
Bolquère Pyrénées 2000410cm161in
Flaine410cm161in
Font Romeu410cm161in

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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 HrTueWedThuFriSatSunMon 7 DaySnow Conditions
Alpe d'Huez14cm6in 92cm36in Fresh Snow
Argentière25cm10in 60cm24in Fresh Snow High Hard Low
Avoriaz24cm9in 58cm23in Soft Snow High Hard Low
Ax les Thermes5cm2in 85cm33in Fresh Snow
Brides-les-Bains21cm8in 66cm26in -
Cambre d'Aze2cm1in 72cm28in Ski Area Open
Chamonix24cm10in 60cm24in Fresh Snow High Hard Low
Champagny en Vanoise20cm8in 64cm25in -
Chamrousse15cm6in 91cm36in Ski Area Open
Châtel24cm10in 58cm23in -
Courchevel19cm8in 62cm24in Ski Area Open
Flaine27cm10in 62cm24in Soft Snow
Font Romeu2cm1in 70cm28in Soft Snow
Isola 200028cm11in 125cm49in Ski Area Open
La Chapelle d'Abondance24cm10in 58cm23in Ski Area Open
La Clusaz14cm6in 49cm19in Wet Snow
La Joue du Loup8cm3in 83cm33in -
La Plagne21cm8in 65cm26in -
La Rosière23cm9in 64cm25in Soft Snow High Wet Low
La Tania21cm8in 66cm26in -
Le Corbier19cm7in 66cm26in Fresh Snow High
Le Grand Bornand14cm5in 47cm19in Fresh Snow High
Les Angles1cm1in 60cm23in Not Known
Les Arcs23cm9in 65cm26in Soft Snow
Les Carroz20cm8in 55cm22in Hard High
Les Contamines24cm10in 61cm24in Not Known
Les Deux Alpes14cm5in 101cm40in Soft Snow High Spring Snow Low
Les Gets23cm9in 58cm23in Spring Snow
Les Houches24cm9in 56cm22in Fresh Snow High Hard Low
Les Menuires19cm8in 68cm27in Fresh Snow High
Les Orres9cm4in 101cm40in Ski Area Open
Les Saisies19cm8in 54cm21in Fresh Snow
Megève20cm8in 55cm22in Spring Snow Low
Mont Ventoux1cm- 23cm9in -
Montchavin-Les Coches23cm9in 65cm26in Ski Area Open
Montgenèvre11cm5in 73cm29in Ski Area Open
Morillon27cm10in 62cm24in Spring Snow
Morzine23cm9in 58cm23in Wet Snow
Méribel21cm8in 66cm26in Not Known
Peisey-Vallandry23cm9in 65cm26in Ski Area Open
Praz sur Arly19cm8in 54cm21in -
Puy Saint Vincent11cm4in 90cm36in Fresh Snow
Risoul11cm4in 91cm36in Fresh Snow
Saint Martin de Belleville21cm8in 65cm26in -
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise21cm8in 65cm26in Fresh Snow
Samoëns27cm10in 62cm24in Soft Snow
Serre Chevalier11cm4in 82cm32in Fresh Snow High Wet Low
St Gervais Mont-Blanc24cm9in 58cm23in Hard High Wet Low
The Three Valleys21cm8in 66cm26in Soft Snow
Thollon-les-Mémises9cm4in 39cm15in Hard
Tignes21cm8in 65cm26in Ski Area Open
Val Cenis18cm7in 65cm26in Ski Area Open
Val Thorens19cm8in 68cm27in Soft Snow
Val d'Isère19cm8in 67cm27in Hard
Valfréjus17cm7in 67cm26in Fresh Snow High Hard Low
Valloire14cm6in 98cm39in Fresh Snow
Valmeinier17cm7in 67cm26in Fresh Snow
Valmorel18cm7in 51cm20in -
Vaujany14cm6in 92cm36in 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 Alpes101cm40in
Alpe d'Huez92cm36in
Vaujany92cm36in
Chamrousse91cm36in
Les Menuires68cm27in

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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
The Three Valleys66cm26in
Portes du Soleil58cm23in
Ski Pass Mont Blanc58cm23in
Espace Diamant43cm17in
Grand Massif42cm17in

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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
Isola 2000125cm49in
La Colmiane119cm47in
Les Orres101cm40in
Risoul91cm36in
La Joue du Loup83cm33in

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 Occitanie Snow

Ski Resorts in Occitanie with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Cauterets90cm35in
Barèges78cm31in
Peyragudes78cm31in
Piau Engaly78cm31in
La Mongie77cm30in

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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
Morillon62cm24in
Prémanon19cm8in
Foncine Le Haut17cm7in
Lamoura13cm5in
Morbier13cm5in

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