At breakfast time the weather conditions were not that bad but they deteriorated through the day. Today was a game of two halves for me and the weather. As it’s a bit warmer the pistes are a bit softer, but the 5cm or so of new snow gave a nice run down Familial into La Daille, Val d’Isere – hero’s fresh tracks for all at that depth! As the light started to fade we came back in for lunch and I went off for a skin (ski tour) with a mate who is new to the game. It was snow/sleet at 2100m but when you are skinning up there is that much heat about that it was really quite damp and unpleasant.
The weather over the next few days is difficult to nail down exactly as a weak front wanders aimlessly around the middle of France, but it is going to be quite windy at altitude (the Grande Motte Cable Car closed at some stage today because of high winds) and it is going to get progressively warmer. After a quick glimpse of the sun at happy hour this afternoon the sky will then be full of cloud and tomorrow looks like a drab day with light snow showers. The snowline will move up the hill from 1300m to around 1800m and, with that wind at height, sticking between 2100m and 3000m would be a good plan.
Wednesday still looks like the best day with some fluffy clouds in the morning which will dissipate to give a sunny afternoon. It will be warm out of the breeze and a good day for a beer on the terrace at 4 o’clock.
Currently, Thursday looks drab and cloudy with very strong winds. The freezing level will be at 2700m or so, so expect quite a lot of snow to disappear at lower altitudes and perhaps some late afternoon avalanche control. Friday looks showery with a bit of snow above 2200m or so. After that it looks like April showers (funny that!) and a little bit cooler by mid-week.
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