Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 22.01.16

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike
Myself and a friend set out for a major ‘skin’ this morning – from 150m below the Col de Fresse to the Panoramic restaurant – about 750m of up and quite a lot of along as well. In all there was 2 and a half hours of exercise.  It was very peaceful and some nice snow on the way down, we also spotted some nice pitches for a short skin in the future.  The pistes are still generally very good, if a little firm this morning after a hard refreeze last night. 

The cloud that has just started to arrive will thicken quickly this evening and we will have showers from around 10pm tonight. The thickest of the showers will pass well to the north and the snow level will be around 1900m. So a few cm in the morning to refresh the slopes above the main villages. There is a warning out for freezing rain just down the valley through the night so the roads could be treacherous.
The showers will continue until around breakfast time or just after, but they will soon dissipate and the sun will come out. It will feel warm below about 2300m but higher there will be quite a breeze which will take the edge off the heat and may mean the highest lifts will be closed. Sunday and Monday will be sunny, warm and there will be little wind. On Monday the freezing level will rise to over 3000m so expect soft pistes in the afternoon – it will feel like spring but without the marmots! Tuesday will be a bit cooler and a mix of showers, sun and cloud – more detail later. 

As for the traveller, the authorities are forecasting 25,000 vehicles coming up into the Tarentaise tomorrow and 19,000 leaving so for those arriving mid-afternoon there will be some nose to tail as you come up the hill (expect the lights at Aigueblanche to be in operation to regulate the flow). Hopefully the freezing rain will have stopped for those leaving but there might be the odd hold up and the advice is to leave before 8 or after 12. If you are flying, overall conditions are good (especially over here).  There is a moderate risk of fog at the London airports and Birmingham so if that appears (and the chances are it will for at least one – just don’t ask me which) there may be the odd delay.

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Katie Downs

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