Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 06.03.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

I think the only way to sum up today would be ‘a good day at Glenshee’!

It has snowed continually all day, the links remained closed in view of the increasing winds and surely, bit by bit the lifts closed as we had a real storm blow through. So, as one of my off piste buddies has just invested in an ABS and he got a spare canister to try it with. Today was test day, as the picture shows.

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To be honest I was expecting more of a bang. But it worked, here’s hoping he never has to use it in anger.Now the weather is all a bit of a conundrum. The pressure charts vary each time they come out, so there are some changes from yesterday and there are no guarantees! The snow will continue through the night, there may be a brief glimpse of the sun tomorrow between lengthy snow showers. The forecasts are varying between windy and breezy, I am tempted to stick with windy. However, after all today’s snow and the wind this afternoon it will be another progressive start tomorrow with Avalanche Risk 4, possibly the most dangerous day of this season so far. So if you spot a good pitch in the sun have a good think. A weather system to the north is currently just about going to reach us on Wednesday, so snow in the morning and windy. It should clear in the afternoon with a milky sky. Thursday will see a jump in temperature by 4 or 5 degrees, a thin veil of cloud at height and there will still be a brisk wind. Friday will be a balmy spring day with sunshine, light breezes and another rise in temperatures up to +10 degs in the villages at lunchtime. Almost 4 seasons in a week. The outlook for the weekend is unsettled.

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