There was a bit more snow overnight Friday, and the Tichot Lift has now opened in Val Claret and Bollin for the beginners (but just over the weekend for Bollin). The forecast is a little complex, but it is going to warm up a bit as the jetstream seems to want to do a loop round Gibraltar instead of coming straight across the Atlantic.
The wind is going to be a big feature this week. Monday will see light showers with a snowline down around 2100m so expect conditions to deteriorate in the lowest parts of the two resorts. The wind will also rise to levels that may close the higher lifts (another good reason to open Tichot).
Tuesday will be cloudy and a bit warmer with a freezing level at 2600m and strong winds again. Showers and sunny periods are the order of the day on Wednesday with a snowline around 2700m in the morning and dropping quickly to 2000m – as it’s only showers it shouldn’t steal much of the snow.
Thursday will be very windy and the precipitation will be continuous, the snowline may reach 2300m for a short period but then will rapidly drop to 1600m, so all in all that will be a good thing for the resorts! Its then a little far out to be precise but lets agree on showery and getting much colder, just like winter really!
Here’s editor Katie’s Facebook Live update from Tignes Le Lac this morning: