Another day another dollar, another day in a snowy paradise. Yip the weather played a blinder again, warm, no breeze, and sun with the odd contrail. The slopes are generally deserted. A large group of us went for a gentle warm up ski on empty pistes – just fantastic. The resorts are now preparing for Christmas, the tree was on its way up on the Front de Neige in Tignes.
As tomorrow is the first (if low key) transfer day of the season, this heralds the return of the travel forecast for the roads and the airports. The roads will be quiet (the Savoie are not issuing a forecast!) but do watch out for lots of Spanish plates as the Inmaculada Hols seems to be split over 2 weekends this year (because of the dates of the holidays). The conditions at the airports in the UK are pretty similar all over, dank and misty but not severe enough to affect flying. Over here, Geneva will be fine. There is a chance of patchy fog at Lyon and Grenoble, but this shouldn’t have too much effect. Chambery is OK (but I don’t think the season has started for them). If you are driving down just watch for the fog patches early morning in the low lying dips, especially over the bigger rivers.