Skiing on snow by the Indian ocean is an ideal yet to be truly realised and the chance of finding a Reunion ski area on the volcanic islands located about 500 miles of Madagascar in the southwestern Indian Ocean are fairly remote.
The initial facts bode well – the volcano, which has been extinct for 20,000 years, is over 3000m high, indeed the highest point in the Indian Ocean, and when the French colonials took possession of the island they named the mountain ‘Piton des Neiges’ which translates as ‘Peak of Snow.’
Whether there was more snow there when the French named the mountain seems likely, but these days and probably back then too, any snowfall is rare and short lived, so the chances of being able to ski here are exceptionally remote.
If you’re up the challenge of a long ascent and a long wait to ski Réunion however you’ll need to carry your skis or board up on a long 10-12 hour hike which many choose to split over two days.
Reunion: latest snow conditions round-up
Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Reunion. Fresh snow is forecast at 0resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.