Meteo France is warning that the Mercantour in the Southern Alps may get up to 2 meters of fresh snow over the next 48 hours as a classic autumn weather pattern of a a low pressure traverses the Mediterranean. This pattern is referred to as a retour de l’Est, normally the snow front is blocked by the high mountains of the French Italian border but expect fresh snow for border resorts such as Val d’Isere. It remains to be seen how much of this snow will maked into the interior ranges but the Western Pyrenees amd Corsica could also benefit. The bulk of the snow will fall at altitude (>1800 m) accompanied by strong southerly winds. Taken care at altitude on northern aspects where slabs could be in place sitting on fragile base layers.