Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 18.01.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike
The weather was much kinder today, thanks to a combination of much warmer (or really less cold!) air and a reduction in wind speed. Which was a good job as I went on another Evo2 off piste extravaganza. After a warm up on Petite Chardonnet we launched down the troisieme of Les Trois Murs in Vallon de La Sache and then down through the trees into Brevieres. After a pit stop in Le Lac we traversed along from Cretes into Familial. A quick traverse round to the Marmottes followed where there one or two really special turns. The North Face of the Borsat was the next challenge. Finally, as the sun set behind La Grande Caisse we did the lower part of the Lavachet Wall. The snow off piste is now varied from wind scoured hard pack to soft windblown snow with everything in between, no two turns were alike, even on the same pitch. So the legs are tired, I am just pleased that someone else is cooking tonight!The weather forecast remains pretty much as yesterday, tomorrow and Friday will be just like today, a breeze at height and blue skies and sunshine (a few clouds may escape Italy and get to Le Fornet). Saturday will look the same from inside the window but it will be a lot windier at altitude (similar to yesterday). Sunday will start with sunny periods, the cloud will thicken and hopefully we will get some snow through the evening and into Monday. Amounts are pretty uncertain, as the path of the low is still uncertain. At the moment I would wager 5-10cm in Tignes, 10- 15cm in Le Fornet and 3-6cm in Les Arcs.

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