Since the beginning of 2013 due to numerous blizzards and snow storms of snow cover in many mountain villages and ski resorts in the Pyrenees over 7 meters. Due to the abundance of snow had ceased to function some roads and lifts. Residents of several remote communities agreed to evacuate.
Since the norm of snow depth exceeded, the service control avalanches owned resort in operation, running non-stop. Some places had to blow up the avalanche artificially without waiting dangerous natural outcome. For this purpose has been used 900 km of explosives. Since last winter was completely snow-free, the organizers of the winter holiday experience difficulties in re-focusing activities in the current year with a piece of artificial snow for avalanche control and cleaning roads. Near the resort Bareges even had to organize the evacuation of tourists a day after their arrival at the place of rest because of the threat of avalanches.
Meanwhile, all the avalanche control is not possible, and they continue to go. One of them is fixed in Port de Castel, another in San Pierre Martin. Due to severe weather conditions caused by snowfall and ice in 17 departments of France declared "orange" code of danger. Most of them are located in the mountainous provinces in the Pyrenees, the Vosges and the Alps. Closer to the Atlantic coast recorded winds of 70-80 km / h Predalpiyskie districts are preparing to 250-350 mm of snow.