The gap in the clouds lasted a bit longer than I thought this morning, but it was quite odd as the fog drifted up from the valley and a layer of cloud blew in on high from the North. So it was a bit like being in a sandwich but the meat got thinner and thinner through the morning. We burst out of cloud at about 2300m, so decided that there might be some nice snow down Vallon de La Sache towards Tignes Les Brevieres, and we were right. It seemed to have dried out over night and was quite light and fluffy. As we entered the tree line we also entered the fog – despite the trees the definition was not good “I’m sure there’s a village down here somewhere!”
As the sandwich got thinner, we decided to head for Col De Ves but the fog started shooting up the hill and as we skied down the Grattalu piste it was a real pea-souper or as they mutter out here “C’est un brouillard a couper au couteau” – “Its a fog to cut with a knife”. So discretion took over in the form of a bus back home – it really was a day to twist a knee. As we got back I did notice on the webcams a small break at the top of the Grand Motte – if you timed that one well done!
The weather forecast remains a bit of a lottery. There may be a few flocons through the evening, but the clouds should mostly clear by first light tomorrow leaving a sunny day with breezes around the villages but winds on high, so standby to be warm on the lowers slopes and terraces in the sun and chilled on the peaks as the freezing level will be at 1500m. Wednesday will be a mixed bag with snow showers (some heavy), cloud and the occasional sunny period – it will also windy above the villages. Thursday will be similar but with more wind, and maybe slightly longer sunny periods. The wind should drop on Friday but the weather will again be a mix of sunshine and showers. After that – throw a dice. Enjoy tomorrow!
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