Variable! (but it did follow yesterday’s forecast). Having skied with a mate who is here for 3 days, I was out for much longer that I normally would be on a day like today! There were periods of good light, poor light, high wind, snow drizzle and everything in between. So a lot of the times we traded better snow for better conditions and lapped Val d’Isere’s La Daille this morning, followed by Tignes’ Boisses and Breviere this afternoon. There was a short break in the weather around 3pm when we hit the top of the funiculaire, where it was blowing a gale. It has now just started honking down with snow, looking at the radar it is going to be intense for a while. Tomorrow morning, might just be OK!
The heavy snow will continue until late this evening, it will gradually ease off until it stops around breakfast time, the wind will all but disappear. The cloud will thin through the morning leaving sunny periods. Expect to be woken early in the morning (just what we need with the clocks springing forward!) as the pisteurs rearrange the snow into an eye pleasing fashion. If the heavy snow continues expect a progressive opening. It will be quite cool though. This will be corrected on Monday as the sun comes out and the temperature rises by 4 degs. A few fluffy clouds will build on the ridges in the afternoon. Tuesday will be a repeat of Monday, one or two of the afternoon clouds may give a light shower. Sun all day for Wednesday and Thursday.
It will be a good day for flying tomorrow – just a bit bumpy around the London airports. Meanwhile up here we will be stealing all the fresh tracks!