For European (and other) snow reports see the Ski Club of Great Britain site: www.skiclub.co.uk
(You have to register but it is free)
Below is their snow report for Chamonix (minus graph comparisons with previous years which didn't copy). You should also look under Argentiere too which may be your best place to stay and to ski (it is in the same valley - Chamonix is actually several areas / resorts linked by short, free bus rides). Almost all the skiing is above the top of the base lift so don't be too worried if the lower slopes' snow figures are small.
Chamonix*Snow report for 20 Apr 2005
Last snowed:20 Apr 2005*
Powder alert:50 cm of fresh snow
Lifts open:24 out of 47
Current weather:Light Snow
Cloudy and snowy again today
Lower slopes:110 cm
Upper slopes:350 cm
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snow News for France - last updated on 18 April 2005
There are still plenty of French resorts open and many have excellent conditions after heavy snowfalls over the weekend. The southern Alps have seen huge snowfalls with 70cm of new snow falling in La Grave (30/160cm) and 50cm in Serre Chevalier (5/70cm). Alpe d'Huez (73/160cm) has also seen new snow, with over 20cm falling over the weekend. Isola 2000 (60144cm) has experienced snowfall all weekend, with powder available in many areas at present. There is a very similar story in Val Cenis (28/215cm), where 80cm of new snow fell over the weekend. Resorts further north have not missed out either. Megeve (60/140cm) had 40cm of new snow, but unfortunately only four lifts are in operation at present. Flaine (50/255cm) saw 30cm of new snow and Avoriaz (100/150cm), 20cm. Conditions are good in both resorts, in particular in upper areas. In the Three Valleys, there is 10cm of new snow in Meribel (20/180cm), but rain is expected so lower areas will be particularly heavy. Cloudy Tignes (1112/210cm) and Val d'Isere (97/150cm) have had new snow and higher areas have some excellent riding conditions at present.