French Alps Snow
© SkiInfoStill more fresh snow to groom in France

Despite the late date in the season, powder alarms were in double figures this week with many of the resorts that are still open in the Alps reporting falls of 30-60cm (12-24 inches).

France got the best of the snow yesterday with Tignes, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens, Argentiere and Chamonix all reporting heavy new snowfalls on Tuesday (28 April), La Grave had 20cm (eight inches) of new snow on Sunday (26 April).

Marinoël Turc, manager of the Val Thorens Tourist office reviewed the snow coverage of 2008-9 for

"Skiers were able to take complete advantage of good conditions from the very beginning of the season," she said, "Because the snow was here from the middle of November, in quantity and in quality. Today still, we have winter conditions and enjoy the powder. At this end of season, the contrast is even more beautiful between Spring in the valley and the still very present snow covererage in Val Thorens. "