There is no mention of offensive winter snow but winter settles gently into the massive French, “with temperatures below normal season and a few falls of snow” note France Mountains.
falls of snow are announced : this weekend in the Vosges and Jura mountains and then from Tuesday in the Pyrenees and on the Alps in the North, between Tuesday and Friday, a little more in the Haute-Savoie in Savoie and in the Isère. It is still too early to assess the intensity of this episode but the prospect of undermining the anticyclone gives a little balm to the heart to the tourism professionals.
negative Temperatures, positive attitude
“The temperatures are very favourable for the production of snow is intense, this allows the stations with the lowest altitude (Vosges, Jura, Massif Central, etc.), open tracks and stations highest (Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Southern Alps, Pyrenees) to reinforce the coat’s natural and to significantly expand the percentage of opening of their ski areas. The major resorts that have a clientele international currently have a good attendance with the school holidays Russian, belgian, Dutch ” notes Jean-Marc Silva who also wishes to stress the involvement of stations in the beginning of the season difficult.
After the arrival of the winter on Tuesday, the launch of the operation “Spring skiing” on Wednesday
And while the winter has not yet fully arrived, the promoting body of the mountain French wants to stay positive on the rest of the season. “The forecast of bookings to come is excellent, with weeks of vacation in February/march ahead of 2016, as well as a 50% rise in bookings for holidays of April, a period of” Spring skiing “, which will be the subject of an official launch Wednesday in Peisey Vallandry.
To see everything and know everything about each resort, visit the 500 camera feeds available on the website www.france-montagnes.com and the bulletins snow of the stations.
STATE OF play
> alpine Skiing :
- BONNEVAL SUR ARC (100%)
- ABRIES, IN QUEYRAS (88%)
- VAL D’ISERE (83%)
- SAINT-VERAN IN the QUEYRAS (81%)
- MONTGENEVRE (81%)
- VAL CENIS (81%)
- ISOLA 2000 (79%)
- ARVIEUX EN QUEYRAS (79%)
- CEILLAC EN QUEYRAS (79%)
- THE NORMA (78%)
- VARS (78%)
- RISOUL (78%)
- VAL THORENS (76%)
- AURON (67%)
- LES MENUIRES (65%)
> cross-country Skiing :
- 7 open sites in the Southern Alps (Puy Saint-Vincent)
- 5 sites open at the Savoy (Champagny-en-Vanoise and Les Saisies)
- 5 sites open in Haute Savoie (La Clusaz, Les Contamines-Montjoie, Praz de Lys Sommand)
- 3 open sites in Isère (Autrans and the Alpe d’huez)
- 4 open sites in the Jura
- 3 open sites in the Vosges (La Bresse and Field of fire)
- 1 open site in the Massif central
- 2 open sites in the Pyrenees (Font Romeu)