The pistes around Tignes – Val d’Isere were very busy today and quite hard under the thin veil of cloud which predominated today. Tomorrow will be the last decent day for a while with sun, sun and more sun.
The freezing level is slowly coming down so it will be not quite as warm as previous days. New Year’s Eve will start with some cloud which will thicken through the day as showers are expected early afternoon. Initially the snow level will be about 1900m but will slowly move down the hill as the evening progresses towards the New Year Bells. It may still be snowing as they set off the fireworks at midnight but slowly the skies will clear to give a reasonable day on Friday; a mix of sun and cloud.
From Saturday onwards the actual day-to-day forecasts are proving tricky as the Atlantic chart is mildly chaotic to say the least. But what we can say is there will be a lot of cloud, very little sun, some strong winds and most of all a decent amount of snow. This unsettled period looks like it will continue all week. Just a note of caution for those travelling to or from resorts on Saturday: It is likely to be snowy to below the dam (and further down in the afternoon) so if you haven’t got snow chains it might be a good idea to pop to the garage/supermarket now as I suspect the police will be checking you have them if you are not equipped with snow tyres. It could be quite a journey to Bourg!
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