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French Snow Forecasts - Tuesday 16th April 2024

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France Snow Forecasts and Reports for French Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in France?

Powder Alert!

Updated 16 April 06:09:38 PDT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 50 ski areas including Avoriaz, Les Gets, 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 Avoriaz, Chamonix, Les Arcs, Les Gets and Morzine.

How much snow is there in France?

The deepest reported snow in France is in Montriond, which reports snow depths of 183in on upper slopes and 35in lower down.

When did it last snow in France?

Recent snow reports indicate that it snowed in France today (16 April), in at least 7 Ski Resorts including Avoriaz, Chamonix, Flaine, La Clusaz and Les Saisies.

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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
Morillon27in
Portes du Soleil28in
La Chapelle d'Abondance27in
Samoëns26in
St Gervais Mont-Blanc24in
La Clusaz20in
Morzine19in
Brides-les-Bains17in
La Tania16in
Abondance16in

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Top French Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

French ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Montriond183in
Alpe d'Huez181in
Avoriaz180in
Oz-en-Oisans177in
Les Arcs169in
Bolquère Pyrénées 2000165in
Flaine165in
Font Romeu165in
Tignes165in
Chamonix157in

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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'Huez3in 7in Hard High Wet Low
Argentière8in 15in Fresh Snow High Spring Snow Low
Avoriaz11in 16in Spring Snow
Ax les Thermes-6in Spring Snow
Brides-les-Bains10in 17in -
Cambre d'Aze---
Chamonix8in 14in Spring Snow
Champagny en Vanoise9in 16in -
Chamrousse6in 12in Ski Area Open
Châtel11in 16in -
Courchevel6in 11in Ski Area Open
Flaine9in 15in Spring Snow High
Font Romeu--Spring Snow High
Isola 2000--Ski Area Open
La Chapelle d'Abondance18in 27in -
La Clusaz15in 20in Fresh Snow High
La Joue du Loup1in 1in -
La Plagne5in 13in Ski Area Open
La Rosière8in 15in Spring Snow
La Tania10in 16in -
Le Corbier4in 7in Spring Snow High
Le Grand Bornand9in 12in Not Known
Les Angles--Not Known
Les Arcs7in 14in Spring Snow
Les Carroz9in 14in Spring Snow High
Les Contamines9in 15in Not Known
Les Deux Alpes2in 6in Spring Snow
Les Gets11in 15in Spring Snow
Les Houches6in 11in Fresh Snow High Spring Snow Low
Les Menuires5in 9in Spring Snow High
Les Orres-7in -
Les Saisies9in 13in Fresh Snow
Megève9in 14in Not Known
Mont Ventoux-1in -
Montchavin-Les Coches7in 14in Ski Area Open
Montgenèvre-6in Ski Area Open
Morillon16in 27in Not Known
Morzine12in 19in Spring Snow High
Méribel6in 11in Not Known
Peisey-Vallandry7in 14in Ski Area Open
Praz sur Arly9in 13in -
Puy Saint Vincent-6in Fresh Snow
Risoul-12in Spring Snow
Saint Martin de Belleville6in 10in -
Sainte-Foy Tarentaise5in 12in Fresh Snow
Samoëns15in 26in Wet Low
Serre Chevalier-7in Spring Snow
St Gervais Mont-Blanc15in 24in No Snow Low
The Three Valleys6in 11in Soft Snow
Thollon-les-Mémises11in 16in -
Tignes5in 13in Ski Area Open
Val Cenis4in 11in Ski Area Open
Val Thorens5in 9in Soft Snow
Val d'Isère7in 15in Spring Snow
Valfréjus3in 8in Spring Snow
Valloire2in 6in Spring Snow
Valmeinier5in 11in Not Known
Valmorel4in 7in -
Vaujany3in 7in 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 out of bounds 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
Samoëns26in
La Clusaz20in
Morzine19in
Brides-les-Bains17in
La Tania16in

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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
Portes du Soleil28in
Espace San Bernardo14in
Paradiski14in
Espace Diamant13in
Grand Massif13in

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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
Les Arcs14in
La Colmiane13in
Risoul12in
La Foux d'Allos10in
Abriès9in

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 Occitanie Snow

Ski Resorts in Occitanie with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
La Rosière15in
Les Rousses10in
Saint-Véran8in
Les Monts d'Olmes2in
Camurac1in

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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
Morillon27in
Morbier11in
Rochejean10in
Foncine Le Haut10in
Jougne9in

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