© Mario Colonel - OT Chamonix
Copyright: Mario Colonel - OT Chamonix
Chamonix has topped Europe's snowfall tally for the past seven days with a 103cm (3.5 feet) accumulation.
40cm (16 inches) of snow fell in Serre Chevalier in the Southern Alps and 35cm (14 inches) at La Clusaz in the northern Alps. Further snowfalls are expected for the end of the week. 34cm (17 inches) of snow is expected in Tignes and Val d'Isere in the coming days.
The avalanche risk is high across the Alps with sadly several fatal incidents in the past week. In France Montgenevre (which currently has the deepest snow depth in France at 180cm/six feet) has the highest alert level of five, Ste Foy Tarentaise and Serre Chevalier are at level four.