As the ski season comes to an end, resorts across the region are beginning to close and prepare for the summer season. Nevertheless, fresh snowfall gives skiers the chance of some final spring snow.
Isola 2000 – There are currently 25 ski slopes and 13 ski lifts open at Isola. Visitors can expect there to be between 135 and 100 cm of spring snow following heavy snowfall last Sunday. The weekend is expected to be largely sunny, although those pleasant conditions will be accompanied by chilly temperatures, with highs of 11°C and lows of -5°C. The col de la Bonette and la Lombarde roads are closed until the end of the winter season. The French Snowboard Championship will be taking place in the resort over the weekend, which will also entail a set from DJ Afroman.
Auron – There are currently 23 ski slopes and 14 ski lifts open at the resort, with between 90-80 cm of standing snow thanks to last week’s region-wide snowfall. As we approach the end of the season, temperatures are on the rise, and it will therefore be milder than last weekend with highs of 11°C and lows of -3°C. Conditions at the resort will be changeable throughout the weekend. Although there is a chance of sun, there is also the chance of rain on Friday and Saturday, whilst Sunday will be sunnier. There will also be some strong winds, reaching up to 64 km/h on Friday. In terms of access, Route de la Tinée, Route de la Bonette, Piste de la Moustière, Piste de Demandols all remain closed.
Les Deux Alpes – There is a huge choice of runs at the resort with 68 ski slopes and 37 ski lifts currently open. There is 50cm of hard standing snow, which could be supplemented by some fresh snowfall on Saturday. Friday is expected to be rainy, but Sunday will bring much more pleasant conditions with clear skies. Temperatures are expected to be up on last weekend’s with lows of -8°C and highs of just 7°C.
La Colmiane – The winter season has come to an end at the resort as the ski lifts closed on Monday. Greolieres is now preparing activities for Easter and the Summer season.
Greolieres les Neiges – The winter season has come to an end at the resort as the ski lifts closed on Monday. Greolieres is now preparing activities for Easter and the Summer season.
Limone Piemonte – The winter season has come to an end at the resort as the ski lifts closed on Monday. Greolieres is now preparing activities for the Spring season.
Valberg – The winter season has come to an end at the resort as the ski lifts closed on Sunday. The resort is now preparing for the Spring season.
Note: Snow tyres must be worn on the roads up to the ski resorts.
Photo: Isola 2000 webcam