Today was like yesterday, but not much of the snow, just a few flakes of snow now and again, and a bit of drizzle in Val D’Isere. So it was very much a day of a bit of fresh air and a very long coffee stop in La Daille. The pistes were, in general, soft and not very busy for some reason! The winds did indeed shut the exposed lifts, especially in the glaciers.
Its all change again with the weather, except we will get snow high up tomorrow. The clouds will drift apart this evening to allow the stars to peep through, but then the wind will pick up and after a chance of a glimpse of the sun over breakfast the precipitation will start mid morning. The snowline will be around 2000m so all the villages are going to be damp and dreary, the wind may shut the highest lifts, so somewhere in between there will be a sandwich of opportunity, of fresh snow, not too much wind, sadly you will be barely able to see the pistes. How much rain/snow we get is still in the lap of the gods, the eastern end of our particular paradise will get more though. The snow and wind will vanish in the early hours of Sunday, leaving a relatively nice day of sunny periods. After a breezy night Monday will be similar but a good few degrees warmer. After that it looks like high pressure is set to dominate, giving blue skies, sunshine, light winds and very warm days (and less headaches for weather forecasters!!).
If you are popping to and fro tomorrow, the forecast is for 23000 vehicles to come up the Tarentaise Valley and 22000 going down. This will lead to some light traffic jams at peak times. Of course there mat well be heavy rain to contend with. For flying, the UK looks misty with a slim chance of fog at Leeds and Birmingham. Over here Geneva and Chambery look good. At Lyon and Grenoble there is a similar slim chance of fog in the morning and then heavy showers in the afternoon, so the odd delay can’t be ruled out.