Avoriaz – Snowiest French Resort in Winter ’15

It’s around this time of year that stats and facts emerge regarding officially recorded snow depths in ski resorts across the Alps. The report we most like to read comes from Weather To Ski, a site dedicated to all things weather and snow. They record snow averages and depths in resorts across the Alps and collate them into an end of season report, which has just been released today.

The report summarises that Winter ’15 wasn’t a particularly snowy season across the Alps, although conditions were changeable to say the least, throughout. There was lower than average snowfall everywhere coupled with higher than average temperatures, yet there was still plenty of good skiing to be had, especially mid-season. The French Haute Savoie had one of the worst starts to the season ever

The Weather To Ski report by Fraser Wilkin includes a month by month breakdown of snow conditions, which you can read online, in full here.

But who got the most snow in France? That’s the question we’re most interested in. The report summarises:

“Nearly all northern Alpine resorts experienced below average snowfall. In the French Tarentaise, Arc 2000 saw just 3.50m (average over 6m) while Val d’Isère (1850m)saw 4.00m, (average a little over 5m). It was a similar story in the Haute-Savoie though, with 6.11m at 1800m, Avoriaz (at resort level at least) did emerge (as it often does) as the “snowiest ski resort in France”.

And the snowiest resort in Europe? Andermatt at altitude or Warth-Schroecken at resort level…


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