The Pyrenees continue to be the snowiest part of the country with snow depths reaching 500cm (17 feet) in Gourette.
In Piau Engaly, the snow depth is 300cm (10 feet) at the summit and 250cm (eight feet) in resort. It has received the most new snow in the past seven days with 155cm (over five feet) of new snow.
"We have not seen so much snow so early in the winter for at least 15 years." said Blandine Vernardet, manager of the resort.
"The biggest snowfall was on February 12th and 13th when 180cm (six feet) fell in 24 hours. Last week was almost as good with 140cm (nearly five feet) falling on March 6th and 7th. The ski patrol employed the rarely used technique of dropping explosive grenades from the helicopters to secure the ski domain and the local roads from avalanche danger. The ski area is now totally secure, but be careful with off-piste skiing because the unprepared snow-cover is very unstable due to the rising temperature."