Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 11.02.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike
 There were a few high clouds this morning but only at a distance, so just a glorious day on empty pistes as everybody else was sat in a traffic jam down the valley or waiting on the tarmac at a UK airport. After a couple of laps of a deserted Grattalu, pisted to perfection, we set off up to the Grand Motte where we discovered a sneaky wind above 2600m. As we crested Vanoise we saw the pisteurs blast a cornice into a more eye pleasing fashion by Descente, this allowed us to be in the first cable car to the top. The snow up there on piste was good, not too polished. The bumps on Leisse are getting bigger again, the access to the lift is not easy. We then shot down into La Daille for coffee before coming home for lunch and rugby!The cloud increased through the afternoon and the sky will be obscured by nightfall. This will break in the morning to leave sunny periods, accompanied by a breeze at altitude, so essentially a nice day. Monday looks like being mostly cloudy as the weather system to the west sneaks a bit closer. There may be a scattering of snow in the small hours. Tuesday looks very similar. High pressure starts to dominate on Wednesday, by the late afternoon there may be fog down the valleys, it will be glorious in the mountains. The same applies for Thursday, warm and sunny throughout, unless some fog drifts up from below the dam.For the aviators it will be fine over here near the Alps. In the UK it will be cold and damp with a chance of a sleet or snow shower anywhere, so there may be delays for the reasons discussed yesterday.

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