The "Météo-France Ski et Neige" application, a free app from Météo-France for winter sports, has been completely redesigned.
It is for all those practising winter sports, whatever their activity:
on-piste skiing, off-piste skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledging, snowshoe trekking, ski touring, etc.
"Météo-France Ski et Neige" covers all of the French mountain ranges: the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, the Vosges and the Jura, not forgetting Corsica, as well the resorts of Andorra, with weather forecasts, information on snow cover, avalanche risk reports and up to date data for each of the 250 resorts on offer, including Tignes, Les Arcs, La Mongie, Super-Besse, Les Rousses and La Plagne.
From the homepage, looking up a resort is made simple thanks to an expandable map or via your favourites list. Activating geo-localisation on your device allows you to position yourself easily and access the nearest resorts.
Select up to 6 resorts as your favourites to find them quickly on your home screen.
For each of the resorts, 4 levels of information are available:
1. The weather forecast:
o The predicted weather for the next 14 days, with 3 hour intervals for the first 3 days.
o The minimum and maximum temperatures and the wind at the top and bottom of the pistes, gusts, snowfalls and rainfall, as well as the altitude of the 0°C isotherm for each period.
2. The snow cover:
o Depth of the snow at the bottom and the top of the ski area
o Date of the last snowfall
o State of the snow (powdery, wet, icy, etc.)
o Thickness of the snow off-piste at different altitudes on the southern and northern slopes of the area
o Altitude of continuous snow cover
o Snow and Avalanche Information Reports (INA) for your safety.
3. The pistes:
o The number of pistes open by category (green, blue, red and black)
o The total percentage of open pistes in the ski area
o Access to the snow-park and half-pipe when the resort is equipped with them.
o The number of kilometres of cross-country skiing routes open
o The thickness of the snow cover at the top and bottom of the facilities
4. The resort:
o Useful information for your stay, such as the details of the tourist office
o Live access to the webcams of each resort to check the snow and sun conditions and piste popularity
There is still access to the warning map via the main menu.