are wonderful late in the season as the temperature really warms up, but there is still plenty of snow late Feb-early March the best sun and snow combo conditions
The French Alps
, particularly around Chamonix are wonderfully quiet in January once the New Year celebrations are over. Plus, you can head to good altitudes here, so the snow stays around for quite a while.
you will find quiet spots all the time, but the days start to get longer from February, with more sun too.
, February and March offer the best snowshoeing conditions with a lot of soft snow and also the days start to get light.
, you will get a good 4-6 hours of daytime hiking during January and February.