Well there was a bit of snow last night, the emphasis being on the bit. If the other day was a box of chocolates today must have been a bag of liquorice allsorts! The light was up and down, the cloud was all over the place in the swift south-easterly that closed some of the lifts, we had snow flurries and the occasional blast of hail. As for the snow that ranged from ice, to hard pack, to slush, to glue, oh and there were a couple of turns in a gully with light fresh stuff. We skied just about all over Tignes and Val D’Isere and it was pretty much all the same everywhere.
Now the weather fronts are still wandering around like a bunch of itinerant singers over the next 3 days, so just like the snow today expect the unexpected! Tomorrow now looks like today, grey snowy and windy. The wind may pick up another level, so don’t be surprised if more lifts are closed, then again……The snow level will be around 1800m rising to 2000m later. The precipitation should stop by the evening. Saturday should also be windy and through the day there will be occasional light showers of snow down to 2000m. As for Saturday night – snowy. It’s coming from the east, so Le Fornet will get more than Tignes, who in turn will get more than Les Arcs, La Plagne etc. It is notoriously difficult to predict how far the weather makes it over the ridge from Italy. Personally, I don’t see the numbers quoted on the apps, lets settle for 40cm in the east and about 25cm in the west of the 2 resorts, but I could be wildly out. But for Sunday the plan will be to ignore the advice of the Pet Shop Boys and Go East! Sunday should be much more benign, cloudy in the morning and sunny periods in the afternoon. After that, I give up! But just a word of warning on avalanches, through the next few nights there is going to be little or no refreezing which is leading to a significant rehumidifcation of the snow off piste, so spring style avalanches could happen a lot earlier than one would normally expect – stay safe.