Today was not the pleasantest of days, there were blue patches early on but these soon closed up and the light was not great by lift opening time. There was a sharp wind at altitude, propelling bits of ice around. It was a piste cruising day with some mates today, so we set off for Tignes Les Brevieres, the pistes down there are soft but still complete. After a coffee we emerged to find out it was drizzling, luckily we didn’t have to climb much in the Gondola to find snow. More trees were required so down to Val d’Isere’s La Daille where it was snowing, if a bit damp in the air.
The light snow will continue until late this evening, the clouds will then progressively clear through Sunday morning, the winds will also drop, leaving us with a warm and sunny afternoon. Monday will see wall to wall sunshine and light breezes, leaving us with (in order) hard pistes, great pistes, soft pistes, beer on terrace. Tuesday will be similar with a few fluffy clouds on the peaks. Beyond this it is all a bit unpredicatable but Wednesday looks like it will be showery with sun in between with a snow level of 2200-2600m in the showers. Thursday is currently forecast to be similar, but expect this to change, the atmosphere is in one of its chaotic moods.
It will be windy over most of the UK tomorrow, so a bumpy take off and landing is likely for some, nothing to stop a flight though. No snags over here, but don’t be too alarmed if you land at Geneva and feel a bit warm, they are forecasting temperatures of 17 degs C by mid afternoon, spring is in full flow down there, but not up here!