Excitement is building around the resorts ahead of the big day tomorrow. Its been another mild day so I have been attending to a few jobs around the apartment as it was warm enough to have the windows open allowing the paint would dry quickly. They are all done so just have to load the jacket with all the relevant bibs and bobs.
The cloud will thicken through the evening and we are expecting precipitation in the early hours, initially this will be snow down to around 2100m and sleet below. So tomorrow morning will not be pleasant in the villages, but the snowline will move slowly down the valley. However, if you pop up in a gondola fresh snow will await you (if you can see it). Just watch out for the wind from mid morning, it will threaten the high lifts and just possibly the links. The snow will stop around tea time, overall we will get around 10cm. Sunday will start nice but windy, again the high lifts may close. There may be a light shower of snow in the afternoon. The snowline will be low enough not to care about for the rest of the week. Monday and Tuesday appear to be much more benign, chilly by day and freezing hard at night – which should allow the snow cannons to blow all night. From Wednesday onwards and depending on how the high pressure collapses we can expect sunny periods and light snow showers; not large amounts of snow but every little helps!
For those who remember ‘Its A Knockout’: Et Maintenant, Attention, Trois, Deux, Un, Beeeep!!