Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 07.04.17

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

A short day for me as I had to descend to Bourg for the last shop of the season. So we went in search of spring snow and found it, both off the Palet Drag but particularly off Grand Huit, coming under the chairlift we were gracefully descending over sublime spring snow.On the way to Bourg I noticed that the old bridge at the end of the La Daille Gorge has emerged from the Lac du Chevril, if they continue to generate electricity at this rate we may soon be able to see the ancient village of Tignes. Down in Bourg it was beautiful and warm, all the cherry blossom is out and the grass is greening up, it will soon be summer down there.

Tomorrow morning will be much like today, but without the crowds! A few clouds will build in the afternoon, especially towards the Italian border. Sunday will be pretty much a carbon copy, but some of those clouds may build enough to give a light shower towards the end of the afternoon. Monday- same again but the showers may continue into the evening and through into Tuesday morning, when the temperature may drop 5 degrees or so. Order will be restored on Wednesday, a sunny and warm day.

For the travellers, the forecast is for 24000 vehicles full of suntanned people to go down the hill, (leave early or late) and 27000 will be coming on holiday. This is about ‘mid range’ for the number of vehicles so there will be some delays in all the usual places. Looks like a busy week on the pistes from Sunday. As the high pressure system is covering both the UK and the Alps it might be a bit misty anywhere early doors. The only fly in the ointment for flying is the chance of fog at any of the London airports, but it will soon clear so hopefully not too many delays. Its a bit of a lottery, but Gatwick looks most susceptible.

Leave a Reply