Snow Conditions in France (30 November 2015)
Early morning clouds slowly cleared through the French Alps on Monday morning 30th November, leaving a mostly fine and sunny day with slowly increasing temperatures. A couple of resorts opened over the weekend which is great news and following some good falls of fresh snow last week there are some great conditions on offer at the resorts already open. Many resorts are looking to open this weekend so look out for more openings in the coming days.
The pick of the conditions on Monday were at Val Thorens (90/120cm) in the Three Valleys, where 18 of the resort’s 31 lifts were spinning. Some great skiing was to be had in the Peclet sector in particular and the link into the Orelle Valley was also opened up over the weekend. Val d’Isere (30/60cm) and Tignes (30/100cm) were also offering some excellent early season skiing conditions, although high winds forced the highest lifts of the Grande Motte to close on Monday.
Some decent skiing was on offer in the Chamonix (35/150cm) Valley over the weekend, with the resort of Les Houches (35/50cm) also running a few lifts for an early preview. Conditions on the Grand Montets were reportedly excellent, with one Ski Club staff member who was out in resort reporting some great early-season snow conditions.
Lots of major resorts are looking to open on Saturday 5th November, with some good opening day conditions likely despite the sunny forecast for the week ahead. These resorts include Chamrousse, Courchevel, Isola 200, La Tania, Les Deux Alpes, Les Menuires, Megeve, Meribel, Pra Loup, Serre Chevalier and Villard-de-Lans. Please note that this list may change in the coming days.