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French Snow Forecasts - Monday 5th December 2022

France Snow Forecasts and Reports for French Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in France?

Powder Alert!

Updated 05 December 16:37:00 AEDT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for ski areas including Orcières-Merlette.

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When will it next snow in France?

Snow is next forecast to fall in France over the next week, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including Châtel, Grande Galaxie, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les 7 Laux Prapoutel and Saint Pierre de Chartreuse.

How much snow is there in France?

The deepest reported snow in France is in Méribel, which reports snow depths of 170cm on upper slopes.

When did it last snow in France?

Recent snow reports indicate that it last snowed in France on Sunday 4th December 2022, in at least 4 Ski Resorts including Le Lioran, Piau Engaly, Val d'Isère and Valloire.

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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
Les Sybelles37cm
Grande Galaxie37cm
Annecy Mountains6cm
Corrençon en Vercors20cm
Les Avanchers14cm
St François Longchamp14cm
Châtel16cm
La Chapelle d'Abondance16cm
Pelvoux - La Vallouise34cm
Foncine Le Haut2cm

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Top French Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

French ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Méribel170cm
Morzine155cm
Corrençon en Vercors120cm
La Toussuire120cm
Villard de Lans120cm
Chamonix110cm
Les Rousses110cm
Val Thorens100cm
Les Arcs86cm
Peisey-Vallandry86cm

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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 HrMonTueWedThuFriSatSun 7 DaySnow Conditions
Alpe d'Huez10cm 20cm No Snow
Argentière3cm 13cm Fresh Snow High
Avoriaz2cm 15cm Soft Snow High Fresh Snow Low
Ax les Thermes-27cm Fresh Snow High Spring Snow Low
Brides-les-Bains5cm 14cm -
Cambre d'Aze1cm 9cm -
Chamonix3cm 13cm Soft Snow High
Champagny en Vanoise2cm 7cm Ski Area Opens:17 Dec
Chamrousse7cm 19cm Ski Area Open
Châtel3cm 16cm Soft Snow High
Courchevel4cm 11cm Not Known
Flaine3cm 13cm Soft Snow
Font Romeu1cm 9cm Soft Snow
Isola 2000-3cm Ski Area Open
La Chapelle d'Abondance3cm 16cm -
La Clusaz6cm 16cm Not Known
La Joue du Loup8cm 19cm -
La Plagne2cm 7cm Fresh Snow High No Snow Low
La Rosière3cm 12cm Fresh Snow
La Tania5cm 14cm Fresh Snow Low
Le Corbier3cm 10cm Fresh Snow
Le Grand Bornand6cm 16cm Not Known
Les Angles1cm2cm Fresh Snow High
Les Arcs3cm 12cm Fresh Snow
Les Carroz4cm 10cm Soft Snow High No Snow Low
Les Contamines3cm 13cm Ski Area Opens:17 Dec
Les Deux Alpes9cm 17cm Fresh Snow High Soft Snow Low
Les Gets2cm 15cm -
Les Houches3cm 13cm Fresh Snow High
Les Menuires5cm 14cm Fresh Snow High
Les Orres8cm 14cm Ski Area Opens:10 Dec
Les Saisies3cm 13cm Not Known
Megève3cm 13cm Not Known
Mont Ventoux9cm 10cm -
Montchavin-Les Coches3cm 12cm Ski Area Opens:17 Dec
Montgenèvre4cm 7cm -
Morillon2cm 9cm -
Morzine2cm 15cm Fresh Snow
Méribel5cm 14cm Not Known
Peisey-Vallandry3cm 12cm -
Praz sur Arly3cm 13cm -
Puy Saint Vincent9cm 18cm No Snow
Risoul6cm 10cm Spring Snow High No Snow Low
Saint Martin de Belleville5cm 14cm -
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise2cm 7cm Not Known
Samoëns3cm 13cm Not Known
Serre Chevalier4cm 5cm Fresh Snow
St Gervais Mont-Blanc2cm 5cm Not Known
The Three Valleys5cm 14cm Hard High Soft Snow Low
Thollon-les-Mémises3cm 12cm -
Tignes2cm 7cm Wet Low
Val Cenis4cm 7cm Ski Area Opens:11 Dec
Val Thorens5cm 14cm Hard High Soft Snow Low
Val d'Isère4cm 7cm Fresh Snow High Hard Low
Valfréjus4cm 5cm Not Known
Valloire4cm 5cm Not Known
Valmeinier9cm 18cm Not Known
Valmorel2cm 12cm Not Known
Vaujany10cm 20cm Ski Area Opens:10 Dec

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.

 Rhône-Alpes Snow

Ski Resorts in Rhône-Alpes with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Avoriaz15cm
Les Gets15cm
Morzine15cm
Alpe d'Huez20cm
Chamrousse19cm

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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
Grande Galaxie37cm
Pelvoux - La Vallouise34cm
Saint-Jean Montclar54cm
La Grave18cm
Orcières-Merlette20cm

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 Midi-Pyrénées Snow

Ski Resorts in Midi-Pyrénées with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Luz Ardiden21cm
Gavarnie Gèdre20cm
Piau Engaly12cm
Cauterets27cm
Le Mourtis5cm

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 Languedoc-Roussillon Snow

Ski Resorts in Languedoc-Roussillon with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Cerdagne Puigmal11cm
Porté Puymorens14cm
Puyvalador4cm
St Pierre dels Forcats7cm
Bolquère Pyrénées 20007cm

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 Franche-Comté Snow

Ski Resorts in Franche-Comté with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Foncine Le Haut2cm
Monts Jura3cm
Rochejean1cm
Les Rousses3cm
Lamoura3cm

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