|Snow Report - 04 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 30-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||44 cm|
|Upper slopes||88 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 04-Dec-2013)
More resorts opened in France over the weekend and many resorts received further fresh snowfall.
In the Pyrenees you can ski at Bareges/La Mongie (100/150cm) and Cauterets (50/120cm), both of which received new snow over the weekend. The skiing is great at this time of year, with well over a metre of snow on the upper slopes.
Further north, La Clusaz (15/70cm) is currently only open at the weekend although the pistes are closed during the week. Again fresh snow over the weekend enhanced the conditions for those that did visit the resort to get in some early season turns.
La Rosiere (50/105cm) is also open for snowsports with a snow base in excess of one metre on the higher slopes. The resort did not report any fresh snow over the weekend, but even without new snow the skiing and snowboarding is still good. There are seven lifts open that provide access to eight pistes.
As you would expect for the start of December, the glacier skiing resorts of Val Thorens (70/110cm), Val d’Isere (46/91cm) and Tignes (50/200cm) are open with excellent skiing conditions. This is a great time to be skiing at these open resorts with great snow cover, fine weather and quite slopes.
European Weather Outlook
A very dry and sunny week is expected for the majority of European resorts, with no fresh snow expected for the majority of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Temperatures will be mild for the time of year too with freezing levels around 2600m for much of the week.