Tignes ski slope
© SkiInfoTignes

Two resorts are left open in France, but both Chamonix and Tignes will close for the winter this weekend on Sunday May 10th. Then there's a month's wait until the country's three summer ski options - Tignes, Val d'Isere and Les 2 Alpes open. In the meantime the only snow skiing in France will be indoors, at the Amneville indoor slope.

Anyone fancying a final French snow fix for 'winter' 2008-9 will be pleased to hear that fresh snow is still falling on the mountains. Chamonix has added another 40cm (16 inches) of snow in the past week taking upper slope base depths to 375cm (12.5 feet) and Tignes has added 10cm (four inches) since last week. The base depth on the remaining ski slopes open there is 175cm - just under six feet.