All change! There was very light snow fluttering past the window as the curtains were drawn back this morning and a light dusting across the pistes. It continued to snow on and off through the day, and there was the occasional brief glimpse of the sun until about 3pm. So the light was not that bad and the new snow made the pistes a little more user friendly. I would say we have had 3 or 4 cm so far. We covered most of Tignes and Val D’Isere today, on pistes that were not so crowded for some reason….. The best snow was probably at Le Fornet on the glacier, we still downloaded on the Solaise Gondola though, from where you could hear the dreaded scraping noises from below as people skated in random directions.The light snow will continue until sometime this evening when the skies will start to clear. Tomorrow will be the best day remaining this week, effectively sunny periods sums it up, the wind should also drop. There should still be another dusting of snow after dark. Thrusday will start with sunny periods, but the cloud will start to thicken and we are expecting snow in the afternoon, the wind will also start picking up from sometime around ‘Happy Hour’. Friday still looks quite wild, fast moving snow showers with a glimpse of the sun, there will also be a marked drop in temperature, so it will feel glacial even down amongst the trees. The following 3 days appear to offer snow showers on and off. I know everyone is desperate to know how much snow is coming, the algorithms driving the various apps seem to be producing wildly varying random numbers, so I will stick my finger in the air and say between 30 and 60cm between now and Monday depending on where the capricious weather elves drive the most active parts of the weather fronts.
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