Keyword: Snow

Barren French ski resort moves in snow by helicopter

The management of the snow-deprived Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains in south-west France this weekend avoided closure of much of the domain by renting a helicopter to bring down around 50 tonnes of fresh snow lying at higher altitude. 

Snowstorms sweep across central France

The heavy snowfall in some towns and villages, up to 40cm in places, has caused chaos on the roads and cut power to nearly 200,000 homes.

Travel chaos in France as snow blankets Paris

Weather caused major gridlock across the city, with more than 700 kilometres of traffic jams recorded on Tuesday evening.

Snow forces Eiffel Tower closure as bad weather hits France

Twenty-eight départements or counties, including eight in the Paris region, were placed on orange alert over the snow and ice.

British tourists turn on operators over French Alps snow chaos

Complaints were aimed at UK tour operators whose reps, customers claimed, had left them in limbo for hours even after poor weather ended.

Slow return to normal on snow-blocked roads to French Alps ski stations

Weather conditions began softening Sunday after thousands of holidaymakers were blocked overnight Saturday by heavy snowfalls.

Long-awaited snowfalls wreak havoc in French Alps

After a dearth of snow for Christmas skiers, heavy snowfall Saturday caused widespread disruption for those arriving in French Alp resorts.

June opening for French ski resort as temperatures plummet in Europe

Pyrénées resort is believed to be first to open in June after unseasonably low temperatures left slopes covered in as much powder as January.

Unseasonal winter storm strikes France

Snow and ice have left tens of thousands of homes temporarily without electricity and paralysed travel in the country’s north and northwest.

Heavy snow blankets much of France

Snow brings travel chaos, with three soldiers travelling to join colleagues departing for the French military operation in Mali killed in road accident.