Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 22.03.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

Today was a day of contrasts, this afternoon Bourg St Maurice was very spring like at 16 degs, the number of lycra louts on road bikes matched by the number of crocuses cheering the place up. Meanwhile at the top of the Grand Motte this morning it was still very much late winter. There was a lot of cloud about this morning in different layers, there was much changing of eyewear tints and above 2800m there was a stiff breeze to contend with. Lower down the pistes were soft from the opening whistle, on Leisse there was a cm of fresh snow on top of frozen slush, eeek. The cloud has lifted a little now but there is still the odd flocon going past the window.

Yesterday’s caveats still apply – the weather situation over the next few days is going to be a bit chaotic, certainly unpredictable and occasionally maybe a bit wild (sounds like an ex!). Once more some of our apps are getting very carried away with the amounts of snow forecast, if the amount of snow they are giving is translated into rain, some of the lower parts of the 3 Vallees will have been washed away. That said, if we had had the snow that some had forecast, over the season, I would be skiing directly onto the piste from my balcony – on the 5th floor! So, here goes…

The flocons currently wafting past the window will stop by late evening and the sky will remain overcast through tomorrow. The wind will pick up through the day, so like today it will feel chilly on high. The high lifts may well close, the links perhaps, keep an eye on the signage. Friday currently looks windy with fast moving showers, the links may not open at all (but the isobars are fickle things), the snow level will be around 1900m, so you will be faced with the conundrum of skiing in snow in bad vis or sleet amongst the trees (or going to the pub?). Saturday will be similar, but the initial snow level will be about 2300m before dropping in the afternoon to 1900m then 1600m. At a guess the most snow will be over Saturday evening. Sunday will be cooler and currently it looks like a day of light showers and sunny periods, this trend may well continue for a couple of days after that……..

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Katie Downs

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