35 more ski resorts are scheduled to close in France this weekend but others will be open for two or three weeks more.
Bonneval sur Arc will close on the 1st of May, Val d’Isère on the 2nd and Chamonix Mont-Blanc, where the upper slope snow depth is currently the deepest in France at 3.8m (12.6 feet), as well as Tignes, Val Thorens and La Grave la Meije are open another week to May 9th.
Next Monday there will still be fifty ski resorts open. The snow remains very good for the season and it is below freezing in many resorts still, so the snow is good quality snow. It snowed yesterday in the Alps where there were three powder alarms for up to 40cm (16 inches) of new snow in the southern resorts of Devoluy /La Joue du Loup which has France’s second greatest snow depth at 3.3m (11 feet). It has re4ceived 60cm (two feet) in total in the past week, the most in the country, however they reported that the avalanche risk is high.
By Virginie Bernat
Courtesy of Skiinfo.co.uk
After good snowfalls across France’s ski areas, many resorts are now opening, including Lans en Vercours, La Cluzac and Collet d’Allevard.
many more plan to at least partially open this weekend, including Alpe d’Huez, the Grande Montets at Chamonix, Les Arcs, Meribel and possibly Courcheval.
Already open is Val Thorens, which is reporting 40cm of fresh snow and with more than a metre of snow lying, has one of the deepest bases in the country!