Near the French-Italian border, in Haute Maurienne and Haute Tarentaise snow levels reached up to 80-90 centimetres in just 24 hours with the "maximum intensity" of the snowfall hitting on Monday evening.
"We will have had 2.40 m of snow in 48 hours," said the mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc Gabriel Blanc on BFMTV on Monday night.
The ski resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere were in lockdown with the pistes closed until further notice.
Un #déluge de #neige accompagné de quelques #orages frappe les Alpes frontalières avec l'Italie ce soir. En #Savoie, les cumuls de neige fraîche avoisinent 1 mètre entre #BonnevalsurArc et #Bessans. Source : Facebook Françoise Pierre Fay-Chatelard pic.twitter.com/0MkQ55hfGv— La Chaîne Météo (@lachainemeteo) January 8, 2018
And the video below shows the snow plow teams trying to clear a path at the same resort.
These snaps were taken at the popular ski resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere.