Today was just like an idyllic end of March day in the Espace Killy. Wall to wall blue sky, warm – with students in silly costumes and picnickers all off to the side of the piste. I skied round the Palet sector for most of the morning – the pistes were hard early on but soon softened. There are just a few bare patches or stones, notably in the few places where there are no snow cannons. However, the pistes are closed below the level of the top stations of the Boisse and Brevieres gondolas. The pistes down there look patchy (from the car) but they are shipping truckloads of snow down there to help the situation.
The skies will gradually cloud over tonight but only a thin veil, it will be marginally cooler tomorrow and there may be a few breaks by the afternoon. The sun will return for Saturday and Sunday with a freezing level at 3400m, so bikinis and board shorts all round. There will be quite strong winds on high on Sunday which could close some lifts. The early part of next week will see the return of sunny periods and a drop in temperature – but only a degree or two.
The official avalanche risk remains at One, but they do highlight the danger of rocks off piste or slipping on a surface that has refrozen.