The last day of blue skies for a while. The pistes were very firm out of the sun this morning, may need to have the edges sharpened before the end of the season! It being Friday there were big queues to get up to the Grande Motte so we opted for Grand Pre, La Daille and coffee. One or two of the tracks are now closed from the Triffolet down, there are also just a few patches on the main piste, but on the whole not bad for this time of year. The Isere was noticeably faster flowing than even yesterday. Other than that not a great deal to report except some pre season cleaning.
As I said yesterday, the weather is being a little fickle at the moment so another set of changes, and guess what tomorrow it will probably change again! So here is my best guess, clouds will build tonight but there will be a few sunny periods tomorrow ahead of thickening cloud and light showers in the afternoon. It will feel a lot cooler, compounded by the increase in the wind speed later on. The snowline will be about 1900m. We are now expecting fast moving sunny intervals on Sunday, the highest lifts may be closed. Monday is now back to looking mainly sunny with similar winds. It will be much cooler on Tuesday (down too freezing at resort level) and there will be a howling gale and light snow showers down to 1400m, the last gasps of winter perhaps?
Generally, the weather for flying tomorrow will be fine, a chance of a shower in Scotland and likewise over here late in the afternoon. The Savoie authorities are expecting 27000 vehicles going each way tomorrow, this has surprised most of us as it is the same as last week. So a few traffic jams on the way up. As some of the resorts are closing down this week (from Tuesday Courchevel is limited to 1850 only) I now expect Tignes and Val D’Isere to be as busy as this week.