Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 20.01.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike
The weather has become a little boring of late! More sunshine, with just the odd bit of cloud escaping from Italy on the easterly wind. Yesterday morning we launched down Sache to Les Brevieres, quite a few moguls and the odd slick patch. The runs into Les Boisses are still in very good condition. Down there we were out of the wind which was very pleasant. But on our way to La Daille we certainly felt the chill of the breeze as we came over the top of the Toviere! Again the pistes all the way to the bottom are in good condition.In other news, there was a strange collection of lights snaking down Palafour in Tignes last night. No we were not being invaded by aliens but it was the Grand Opening of the Palafou – the luge track which runs for about 3km from the top of the Palafour lift down into Le Lac. It opens as the piste closes and is €8 which includes the ride up and all the kit. there is also a 40m tunnel under the piste to negotiate!

Today’s weather will be almost identical to yesterday. There may be a hint more wind. The low I spoke about over the Med has now decided to pop across to the north coast of Africa, which means the wind will be less than forecast previously. But it now means that we may only get the lightest shower of snow on Sunday evening. (However, the east coast of Spain will get battered again, which will do nothing for the price of courgettes in the UK which seems to be occupying the attentions of the British press!!). There will be a high veil of cloud over Tignes and Val D’Isere on Sunday, so it will feel a bit cooler. Monday should be a day of sunny periods and very light winds, all in all, quite pleasant. The sun and the easterly breeze will re-establish themselves for Tuesday and Wednesday, but it will be about 5 deg C warmer by then – the first signs of spring??

And the news from the travel office is: the resorts are going to be busier as 17000 vehicles will be heading out of the resorts in the Tarentaise and 26000 will be coming up today. There might be the odd jam on the way down, there will be holdups on the way up from early afternoon. With the very cold temperatures overnight this week, the garages may be busy in the open air carparks dealing with diesel vehicles. If you are flying from the UK tomorrow, it will be mostly dank and misty but the only place where fog will develop and may cause delays is Leeds Bradford. Again it may be a bit grey over here, but no real problems. It will be bright and sunny at Chambery but a northerly wind will mean the slightly more interesting approach as you circle over the city, spectacular views all round!

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