So far, this shift has primarily become apparent at low and intermediate altitudes, i.e. particularly below 1000 m and up to around 1500 m, because the temperatures there were frequently close to melting point (0°C). As a result, the 0.57°C temperature increase observed every decade for the past 30 years has frequently resulted in the snows of the 1970s turning into rain in the 2000s.
Certainly even this year the snow has only really been good above 1300 meters in the Isere despite a couple of periods of heavy snowfall.
The researchers’ findings show that, in places where temperatures back in the 1970s exceeded -2.7°C in winter, snowfall has frequently been replaced by rainfall in the course of the last 30 years. Indeed, some observation stations at low altitudes have seen a reduction of more than 60% in their snow, whereas at high altitudes, where winter temperatures average -8°C or -10°C, the drop has remained insignificant
So they are saying precipitation is the same but it is warmer? Meteo France has suggested that the French Alps are drying out.