There was snow in all of the country's main ski regions including the Northern and Southern Alps, with the Pyrenees receiving the largest falls. Here Cauterets received 80cm (nearly three feet) of new snow on January 15, then got more good falls two days later on the 17th. In the northern Alps with Avoriaz reported 25cm (10 inches) of new snow while la Grave in the Southern Alps reported 30cm (a foot).
Thibaut Deserces, Manager of "La Maison de Peyragudes" - the tourist office for the French Pyrenees resort of Peyragudes commented on the latest falls there.
"More than 50cm of fresh snow is lying at the bottom of the slopes, thanks to the snowfall on Thursday and Friday. Peyragudes woke up Friday morning with bright sunshine and then a large amount of snow fell through the night. The snow depth is now excellent with more than 110cm on upper slopes. "
Chamonix continues to have the deepest snow in France and the whole of Europe with four metres (13.3 feet) on upper slopes. Flaine has 275cm (9 feet), La Clusaz 260cm (8.7 feet).
The snow has fallen in perfect time for a free gear testing weekend coming up at La Grave. This will include safety information, freeride backcountry skis, snowboards, Telemark, and even monoski testing followed by a live music night on the 23rd and 24th.