After a very (very) light dusting of snow last night the day dawned with blue skies and a stiff breeze which picked up through the day. Mont Blanc had a very complicated hat on today – multiple layers of ‘altocumulus lenticularis’, the ones that look like flying saucers! This is a sign of mountain wave activity and high winds aloft, not much sign of any real bad weather for us though. The pistes were again quite hard, although there was a few nice turns on 2cm of soft new snow in a gully or 2 below Lanches.
But then it was all over! My last day of skiing this season. The decision was made after nearly being knocked over on Piste Henri by a testosterone laden guy showing off for his girlfriend who was shooting a movie of him; they will have to edit my part of the soundtrack out! Never have a last run…. So the ski kit is drying on the balcony, tomorrow is the big clean and Wednesday Le Grand Depart. There will be news and a weather report tomorrow. So for me it was another injury free season, the only casualty being a pair of shades that were crushed by a mate when he skied into me!
The clouds will continue to build this afternoon and there may be a light shower of snow overnight. But tomorrow the mercury will plunge, the air will be 7 or 8 degrees cooler tomorrow and with a fairly strong wind it will feel cold compared with today. There will be a bit of fast moving cloud about. Wednesday will be pretty much the same, the temperature on Thursday will climb a little and the clouds will disappear. Order will be restored on Friday, it will be sunny and a good few degrees warmer.