Megeve Snow Reports

26th March, 2017


We've had some snow fall overnight even down to town level which has given a nice freshen up to the pistes.  It's spring skiing with long sunny days and the snow is slushy by the afternoon so ski a long morning, have a nice late lunch in the sun on the terrace and ski home after lunch.  Glorious!

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7th March, 2017

More and more snow.  This is the most snow we've had in town for around 4 years.  Huge amounts.  More is forecast for Sunday so really great conditions.  This gate is normally full height.  If we're not careful, we're going to have to crawl through it!  It's going to be a brilliant end to the season.


5th March, 2017

It snowed a little overnight about 10cm but was very windy so the depth varied. It stopped for about 3 hours this morning and the sun came out but it remained very windy.  Then the next storm came in at about 2pm - snowing heavily to resort level this afternoon and forecast to continue for several days.  Pistes are perfect.  Off piste a bit heavy but getting better.  This picture is Mont Joli mid morning.   

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4 March, 2017

Mixed weather the past few days - one warm sunny day and today very windy.  This evening it has started to snow again - forecast 10-20cm overnight with about 40cm more over the next few days.

1 March, 2017

It started snowing on the mountain 2 days ago and hasn't stopped. Still snowing in town at 8pm this evening. Today there was 40 - 50cm new snow on the mountain and 15-20cm in town.   So it was a perfect skiing day but only about 5% sunshine.  Forecast is for more snow, heaviest next Sunday.

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 Above is a pic of Kathryn skiing the Bridans piste - which as you can see hadn't been pisted.

28th February, 2017

Started snowing on the mountain yesterday evening and continued all night. Snowing in Megeve, this afternoon down to village level.  It's very windy out there but should calm down tomorrow. 

17th Febuary, 2017

It hasn't snowed for a week but most of the pistes are in perfect condition. Today was sunny in the morning but clouded over later - maybe a little new snow coming - forecast uncertain.  Its school holidays for Paris, UK and most of Europe, so the really popular easy-to-reach pistes are a bit busy but you can get away and find deserted pistes.  

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The key to french holiday skiing in Megeve is to get up early - the Parisians don't really get going until 11, so the first 2 hours are great.  The picture above is the Olympique piste in the St Nicholas area, taken at about 11.30.

9th Febuary, 2017

The sun finally came out for a few hour this morning.  We had about 50cm new snow in the past week and the pistes are now perfect and its getting colder again making the off-piste lighter.  There is still plenty of untracked snow. Below is a pic of Kathryn this morning. 

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It's the first week of the Paris holidays but the slopes are not crowded.  Perhaps the Parisians have been put off by the poor early season snow and decided not to come.  On our home page there is a picture of the Cote 2000 lift at 1pm - all the seats empty. We skied straight onto lifts all morning, not even a hint of a queue.

5th Febuary, 2017

Started snowing again sometime during the night and snowed all day.  About 30-40cm on the mountain since Friday.  Here is a picture in the old town at lunchtime.

4th February, 2017

About 15cm of fresh snow last night and snowing this morning.  Very windy.  Sunny spell late morning but clouded over by lunchtime.  More snow forecast tonight, tomorrow and for most of next week. Great piste skiing and some off-piste.  This pic is actually on a piste, groomed last night but well covered this morning. Everything fully open, except some lifts stopped because of the wind this morning.

3rd February, 2017

A light dusting of new snow on the pistes this morning and more forecast this weekend.

24th January - Powder fun on Bluebird days!

Brilliant conditions in Megeve at the moment. Beautiful blue skies and plenty of snow. Be sure to wrap up though as temperatures are well below zero

Take a look at this picture below sent in by a guest - perfect snakes through fresh powder.... hurry out!

14th January, 2017

About 30-40cm snow last night and it snowed all day today so virtually all the pistes and lifts are open.  The pistes are perfect and the off-piste is knee deep and fluffy.

13th January, 2017


It started to snow yesterday evening and by this morning there was about 15cm of new snow.  It snowed most of the day and is continuing this evening.  Forecast to continue until Sunday/Monday. Very cold skiing today and some lifts had frozen cables and started late. The expectation is that 80% or more of the pistes will be open from tomorrow.  The pistes are perfect and there is a lot of off-piste to be found.  Lots of Chamonix skiers around - Chamonix has very little open because they need a metre of snow to cover the rocks  - luckily most of the base in Megeve is pasture, so you don't need much snow. 

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Good short term weather forecast.  Reasonably reliable.


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