Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 21.03.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

Sorry for missing yesterday folks, much better now and I will be out on skis tomorrow (yippee).

Well you can tell spring has arrived! The pisteurs were shaking the village last night after the lifts closed, triggering avalanches around Tignes Trolles with all the heavy wet snow that is developing rapidly in the heat of the day. Today started with blue skies and it has progressively clouded over since lunchtime as a front approaches from the north.

As for the outlook, it’s a mess. The Atlantic charts are complex as a number of fronts wander one way and then the other across the Alps over the next few days, so pinning the weather down is going to be tricky, but here goes…

The cloud will thicken tonight and there may be a few light showers overnight with a snowline around 2000m. Tomorrow will be a real mixed bag, we will start with sunny periods and then light showers will develop in the afternoon, if we are lucky we may not get one at all as the snowline will be at 2400m. The wind will also pick up during the afternoon, perhaps closing the high lifts. The winds will increase on Thursday (according to some projections, but not others) and it will be overcast in the morning and light snow down to 1800m in the afternoon. Friday is currently forecast to be windy and snowy (down to 1800m again) but I would not bet my shirt on that forecast, things are going to change!

Katie Downs

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