"In recent days, temperatures have been unseasonably mild for the time of year - up to 10/12°C in the early afternoon ... so it feels like in April," says Stéphane Giraud of Skiinfo.FR / Mountain News Corporation.
The snow depth recorded by ski resorts remain high (still more than four metres/13 feet) at Chamonix, 350cm (nearly 12 feet) at Alpe d'Huez and 345cm (11.5 feet) at Flaine).


"However, in a week, conditions have greatly changed : after the cold and fresh snow in recent weeks, the current holidaymaker, are now skiing on heavier/wetter snow," adds Stéphane, "The essential accessory of the week is sunscreen."


This spring-like weather should continue until Friday, then the sky will have cloud cover from Saturday and it should then, perhaps, snow at high altitudes (above 1800/2000m) provided that the temperatures drop dramatically (otherwise there is a danger of rain...)