Clouds! Yes some did appear today, although until mid afternoon there was still plenty of sunshine across Tignes and Val D’Isere. It appeared from our eyrie that the 3 Vallees were not so lucky. However, the tale of the day was the wind, a bit stronger than we had been expecting at altitude, it closed both glaciers. The resorts are noticeably busier than last week so the combination of the wind and the number of skiers and snowboarders meant that there are some really hard pistes around, sharp edges are a necessity. The lower parts of the resort (La Daille and Les Boisses) were in favour today to escape the winds. However, we did venture up the Funicular where our progress would best be described in nautical terms; we had to ‘tack’ down Rabotch!Tomorrow’s weather will be much like today but the wind will drop so it will feel a bit warmer thankfully. Tuesday will be a day of sunny periods but the sharp wind will return in the afternoon. Wednesday to Friday will see the sun dominate, the breeze looks like being a bit stronger towards the end of the week. As for snow, there is little on the horizon, but the very early signs (notably the Jetstream forecast) suggest unsettled weather will return towards the end of next week.
- New Avalanche Risk Pictograms
- Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 23.01.17