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French Snow Forecasts - Saturday 20th April 2024

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France Snow Forecasts and Reports for French Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in France?

Powder Alert!

Updated 21 April 03:59:15 NZST

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 52 ski areas including La Plagne, Les Arcs, Tignes, Val Thorens and Val d'Isère.

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When will it next snow in France?

There is snow forecast to fall in France over the next 2 days, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including La Rosière, La Tania, Les Arcs, Méribel and Saint Martin de Belleville.

How much snow is there in France?

The deepest reported snow in France is in Montriond, which reports snow depths of 500cm on upper slopes and 108cm lower down.

When did it last snow in France?

Recent snow reports indicate that it snowed in France today (20 April), in at least 16 Ski Resorts including Avoriaz, Chamonix, Flaine, Les Arcs and Val d'Isère.

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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
Roubion les Buisses63cm
Bonneval-sur-Arc52cm
Brides-les-Bains45cm
Champagny en Vanoise45cm
La Plagne45cm
La Rosière45cm
La Tania44cm
Les Arcs46cm
Montchavin-Les Coches46cm
Peisey-Vallandry46cm

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Top French Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

French ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Montriond500cm
Avoriaz495cm
Alpe d'Huez485cm
Oz-en-Oisans485cm
Les Arcs450cm
Bolquère Pyrénées 2000445cm
Flaine445cm
Font Romeu445cm
Tignes420cm
Chamonix400cm

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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 HrSatSunMonTueWedThuFri 7 DaySnow Conditions
Alpe d'Huez3cm 31cm Fresh Snow High
Argentière9cm 36cm Fresh Snow
Avoriaz7cm 29cm Fresh Snow
Ax les Thermes-32cm Spring Snow
Brides-les-Bains11cm 45cm -
Cambre d'Aze-19cm -
Chamonix9cm 36cm Fresh Snow
Champagny en Vanoise11cm 45cm -
Chamrousse3cm 26cm Ski Area Open
Châtel10cm 30cm Ski Area Open
Courchevel10cm 44cm Ski Area Open
Flaine9cm 33cm Fresh Snow
Font Romeu-16cm Fresh Snow
Isola 20005cm 15cm Ski Area Open
La Chapelle d'Abondance10cm 29cm -
La Clusaz7cm 28cm Fresh Snow
La Joue du Loup-7cm -
La Plagne10cm 45cm Ski Area Open
La Rosière11cm 45cm Fresh Snow
La Tania11cm 44cm Spring Snow
Le Corbier8cm 33cm Spring Snow High
Le Grand Bornand6cm 28cm Not Known
Les Angles-11cm Not Known
Les Arcs12cm 46cm Spring Snow
Les Carroz9cm 37cm Spring Snow High
Les Contamines10cm 40cm Not Known
Les Deux Alpes3cm 26cm Spring Snow
Les Gets7cm 28cm Spring Snow
Les Houches9cm 30cm Fresh Snow
Les Menuires8cm 42cm Fresh Snow High
Les Orres-18cm -
Les Saisies9cm 34cm Not Known
Megève9cm 37cm Not Known
Mont Ventoux-5cm -
Montchavin-Les Coches12cm 46cm Ski Area Open
Montgenèvre2cm 21cm Ski Area Open
Morillon9cm 35cm Not Known
Morzine7cm 29cm Spring Snow High
Méribel11cm 43cm Not Known
Peisey-Vallandry12cm 46cm Ski Area Open
Praz sur Arly9cm 35cm -
Puy Saint Vincent1cm19cm Fresh Snow
Risoul3cm 21cm Spring Snow
Saint Martin de Belleville11cm 43cm -
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise10cm 43cm Fresh Snow
Samoëns9cm 33cm Wet Low
Serre Chevalier2cm 19cm Spring Snow
St Gervais Mont-Blanc9cm 31cm No Snow Low
The Three Valleys11cm 43cm Soft Snow
Thollon-les-Mémises5cm 15cm -
Tignes10cm 43cm Ski Area Open
Val Cenis8cm 39cm Ski Area Open
Val Thorens8cm 40cm Soft Snow
Val d'Isère8cm 40cm Fresh Snow
Valfréjus7cm 38cm Spring Snow
Valloire3cm 26cm Spring Snow
Valmeinier7cm 36cm Not Known
Valmorel10cm 32cm -
Vaujany3cm 29cm 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
Brides-les-Bains45cm
La Tania44cm
Courchevel44cm
Méribel43cm
Tignes43cm

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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 Valleys43cm
Paradiski41cm

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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 Colmiane60cm
Les Arcs46cm
Abriès29cm
Espace Lumière22cm
Grande Galaxie21cm

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 Occitanie Snow

Ski Resorts in Occitanie with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
La Rosière45cm
Peyragudes30cm
Barèges29cm
Piau Engaly29cm
La Mongie27cm

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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
Morillon35cm
Jougne7cm
Lamoura6cm
Foncine Le Haut4cm
Morbier4cm

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