I am now officially running short of phrases to describe this unchanging weather, so another day of blue skies with just the odd wispy high cloud drifting across from Italy. There were a few more folks in the resorts today but still essentially deserted. The pisteurs have been hard at work opening up pistes allowing access to new areas. So today was a full off-piste extravaganza, and just to prove there are lift-served fresh tracks in Tignes – Val D’Isere 8 days after the last snowfall here is a hero shot of my ski buddy taken at lunchtime today. Clearly, the location will remain Top Secret!
And now the weather and travel – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be the same as today though there might be the odd bit of cloud about. Wednesday now looks like sunny periods with more cloud about, but not enough for any snow. It will also warm up a bit and this warming will continue through a sunny Thursday and Friday, but there will be more of a breeze, so it will feel pretty much the same. However, it will also be warm overnight which may preclude the use of snow cannons in the lower parts of the Tarentaise.
For anybody flying tomorrow, there will be no weather problems in the UK – it will be a bit grey in Scotland though. Over here mist and fog are the order of the day. Not too bad at Geneva and Grenoble, but there is a chance it will be severe at Lyon and enough to cause a few delays. Luckily I can see no flights into Chambery tomorrow as it would be shut until mid-morning. Again, watch out for patchy fog on the roads.