Having cross referenced data, spoken directly to resorts and looked out of the windows, We have compiled an excellent list of resorts in France that have (to date) the most snow.
If your a latecomer and are looking to book your ski trip for this season then this compilation will be like gold dust to you... If you have already booked your ski trip, excellent, well done.. the early bird catches a worm or something like that and you will still find this blog not only helpful but interesting as well..
1) Alpe d'Huez
Our number 1 top spot taker, currently is none other than Alpe d'Huez.... With a pretty decent depth of 40cm at the base and a whopping 145cm on the mountain it is the ideal depth for children and very small people to disappear in powder... that's right.. make sure you tie them to something tall...
This resort is currently open and has 85 lifts and 250km of groomed pistes spread between, 38 easy, 68 intermediate and 17 difficult runs. There are 2 snow parks and the longest run is La Sarenne (Black) at 16km long! This run is made up of steeps and moguls mixed with gentler sections for a truly unique ride..
This resort sits between 1,860m and 3,330m.. Perfect for deep snow and powder fields for those off piste lovers. Don't forget to wrap up with layers... Looking good in those ski hoodies this season will never be better if the snow continues to fall like it has done so far in the hills of France.
2) Les 3 Vallees, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel, Courchevel
Our current second spot goes to the three valleys, The largest linked ski area in the world. An incredible resort with some of the best pistes in France and this years annual ski trip for the Raven Ski Wear Co. team.
The three valleys is made up of several resorts, all make for very good skiing. Currently there is 50cm at the base and 100cm on the mountain. This resort demands a high price tag for their ski pass, Usually around 325 euros but boasting a huge 650km of interconnected pistes spread over 335 ski runs and 180 lifts, We think the extra 100 euros compared to other resorts is totally justified and worth every cent.
One of the longest runs in the three valleys is the Combe Vallon (Red). It starts at Meribel's highest ski point Mount Vallon (2952m) This run starts steep and narrow, with twists and turns widening for a total of a 1000m drop.
3) Tignes/Val d'Isere
La Folie Douce time baby... I argue there is a better Apres Ski bar in the entire French Alpes than the original Folie Douce in Val d'Isere.. Gliding down the beautifully laid slopes, silence is broken by the familiar sound of a bass line thumping. As you pop over a ridge head bobbing to the sound of music in the air it lays before you... The Mecca of all Apres bars.. A refuge for the weary traveller in need of much beer..
Aside from getting absolutely trollied... Tignes and Val are excellent resorts for all.. There are 300km of Pistes across them and has a highest point of 3,456m on the Grande Motte Glacier.
There are 90 easy, 44 intermediate and 25 difficult runs on the mountain with 75 total lifts.
The longest run is La Sache (Black) at 10km long. An exhilarating ride with spectacular views.. Dont forget to stop and snap some pics.
Currently Tignes/Val d'Isere has 36cm of snow at the base and 100cm on the mountain according to the latest snow report.