However four leading resorts in the departments of Savoie and Haute Savoie are open for a final weekend - closing on Monday, May 9th. Here the French resorts still open until 9/05:
Chamonix Mont-Blanc is still open with 305cm (10.1 feet) of snow, while Orelle and Val Thorens at the top of the Three Valleys has 145cm (nearly five feet) and Tignes - which has been open for eight month since last September - 140cm (4.6 feet).
All French ski areas will be closed from next Monday onwards but three - Val d'Isere, Tignes and Les 2 Alpes - will re-open for a couple of months in the latter half of June for summer skiing and boarding.