Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 02.02.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike
Warm winds! Yesterdays forecast was about 4 or 5 hours out re the arrival of the snow, there has been the very odd flocon past the window so far, but it is on its way according to the radar forecast. But it was windy at height (closing the Grand Motte and one or two other chairs) but boy was it warm which has mangled the snow from Tuesday. A group of us headed to Val D’Isere via Familial (nice chalky snow higher up, frozen crust below the old farmstead) and then on to the Laisinant chair where we spent a morning out of the wind amongst the trees on a few variations of Super L.Now, on to todays variation of the forecast. The snow will start soon and the heaviest will be overnight. The flakes will continue to fall until just after the cornflakes. The cloud will remain solid and the wind will start to pick up in the afternoon and the snow will recommence around lift closing time. Saturday will be very snowy and cloudy with high winds, there may even be a plague of frogs. Its not going to be pleasant in a car coming up the mountain. It may be very good on the slopes if you can see them! It will get quite a bit cooler though so this will help the snow. Expect a lot of noise from the pisteurs., a further increase in the avalanche risk and the top lifts to be shut. Sunday will be just as wild, but with slightly less snow, but the chance of a thunderstorm cannot be ruled out in the afternoon. Monday looks cloudy with the odd sunny period. The amount of snow we get over the next 3 days is very much up for discussion, but by Monday we will have had significant amounts. The snowline will be around 1600m during the day, lower by night so all parts of Tignes and Val D’Isere will have much more by Monday, this may not be the case lower down the valley in other resorts.

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