Well there was a bit more cloud about today than was forecast. The cloud overnight never really burnt away and the gaps filled in mostly by lunchtime. There was also a cheeky wind around as well so the combination of the warm temperatures and the wind meant the snow was in good condition early on, but it soon became soft leading to a few piles of snow that were catching the beginners out. There were a few ice pellets (you couldn’t call it snow) zipping about for a while. We spent most of the morning lapping La Daille as that’s where the queues weren’t! There was a large queue at Tommeusses to get back to Tignes at lunchtime, luckily its an 8-man so makes short work of the crowds. It would be even better if people filled all the chairs up, this week has been bad for lift faffing…….
The cloud should break up tonight to leave a sunny day tomorrow, with a few clouds around the peaks. However, it will be a bit warmer and the wind will be stronger, so expect high lifts to be shut, especially in the afternoon and the pistes will be soft. There won’t even be a hard freeze overnight as the freezing level will remains at about 2500m through the night. Thursday will be a couple of degrees warmer still and the wind will remain. There may be a lull in the morning, don’t get caught out! The plan for Friday is firming up, wind cloud and snow down to below Tignes Les Brevieres. It will feel a lot colder, one more day of winter for sure. As for how much there is still a deal of disagreement between the forecasts. But, probably, not a lot. But the snow will stop as everyone is returning their rental skis leaving a pleasant day on Saturday for the transfers.
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