This lull has allowed stations to overcome the chaotic situation encountered earlier this year (caused by heavy snow).
Everything is now back to normal and the ski conditions are still outstanding on the northern Alps (over three metres/10 feet of snow at the top of Chamonix's slopes), excellent in the Southern Alps (150cm/five feet in Montgenevre and Les Orres), very good over the Pyrenees (150cm/five feet in Piau Engaly), satisfying in the Jura (60cm/two feet Jura Mountains), but just average in the Massif Central (10 to 60cm) and the Vosges (30 to 60cm depending on the stations).

The last significant snowfall occurred more than 10 days ago now but the lull could be only short-lived as the forecast is for a return to snowy weather from Wednesday night with new snowfall continuing through the weekend.

All mountain areas should benefit these snowfall (and this is a good news) but the biggest falls are, once again, expected for the northern Alps.

The forecasts need to be finalised but could again exceed a metre of new snow in some ski resorts (La Clusaz, Avoriaz ...).

"Let it be said, the snow is back in France!" says Skiinfo France's Stéphane Giraud.