Another great January day in Tignes and Val D’Isere. Quite cold, and a cheeky breeze at altitude meant that any chinks in the armour of layers were soon discovered. It was mainly a piste day today, the wind has really mangled the snow and I decided not to rearrange my internal organs by clattering over the hard sastrugi like yesterday! We set off directly for Le Fornet this morning via Laisinant, as the Olympique Gondola had an electrical issue, so the queues in the middle of Val were large. Even into the afternoon the Gondola was only running at half speed and the Loyes Express was stopped. Hopefully they will find a larger fuse for tomorrow to reduce the queues that were evident at lunchtime as well. The snow at Le Fornet was excellent, we did manage one or two nice turns by the side of the piste but this was the exception rather than the rule. We skied down into the village of Le Fornet, just the odd hard patch on the usual corners. After a quick lunch we shot up the Funiculaire to the Grande Motte, again fabulous piste skiing, off piste is for the wave riders.Tomorrow’s weather will look very much like today, sunny with a chilly breeze. The weekend is proving a little tricky to predict accurately, the various forecasting models are disagreeing over the precise track of the low over the Northern Med. But Saturday looks like another sunny day and the wind will pick up in strength, how much is a bit of a lottery. There will be a few more clouds in the afternoon, and these will thicken through the evening and Sunday will be overcast with a strong wind – expect the higher lifts to close. At the moment it looks like there will be some snow overnight. Monday will be made up of sunny periods.
- Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 18.01.17
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