well, there's usually quite a bit of snow in the Alps by this time of year, but the last 4 weeks have been really warm and i've been on 2 mountain tours the last 2 weekends and am headed out again tomorrow!!
2 weeks ago we rode up over 1500m before we hit snow and then last weekend the snow started about 1200m but it wasn't very deep and we rode to the end of rideable section of trail up to 1400m.
tomorrow is supposed to be dry and mostly sunny in the Alps! we're planning a lower elevation route noly up to 1250 to 1300m, but for almost December that's awesome!
here's a picture from my tour last Sunday in the Reintal Valley near the Zugspitze (2960m) on 11/24/2002 (if i can upload the photo correctly):