There are days when you look out of the window and think to yourself ‘No!’ It looked bleak, foggy, damp and breezy with the odd snow flurry. A quick check of the webcams confirmed that this was the case from top to bottom. We had another 10cm of snow lower down yesterday and 15cm higher up. There were a few bright patches during the day and the wind picked up, closing lifts on both Tignes and Val d’sere’s glaciers, but it started snowing heavily at 4 o’clock.
The heavy snow and wind will continue until about midnight, meaning a bit of work for the pisteurs in the morning so expect a few delays before the higher lifts open. But the wind will drop and we should see the sun in the morning. By lunchtime it will have clouded over and we expect more snow down to 1700m. The wind will also pick up in the afternoon, which may close some lifts – maybe not a day for being at the opposite end of the resort at half past 3.
Thursday looks snowy with a stiff breeze, before Friday heralds sunny periods in the morning and thickening cloud in the afternoon – possibly the best day left this week. After this it all gets very unpredictable – the Atlantic charts are a mess and there is a low crossing to the south of us; depending on its passage we may get a lot of snow or we may be on the margins. Some of the apps are getting very excitable about dumps of snow – it’s all a bit premature! (Hopefully they are right though). Currently Saturday looks OK in the morning with wind in the afternoon and snow showers.
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