Yes more blue skies and a gentle breeze in Tignes and Val D’Isere today. So we did more laps of Double M, again its in great condition. We then decided to head to La Daille which was chaotic – seemingly the Marmottes lift was having a ‘moment’ which meant everybody had to head down. After a lap of the Palet Bowl it was time to head down the ‘piste noir’ to Bourg for some provisions, which allowed me to take a picture of Les Brevieres (above) which shows there is more than enough down there for the opening on Saturday which given the weather is probably a good thing!
I know its difficult to believe but very shortly the weather is going to change dramatically. Through the evening the cloud is going to thicken, the wind will pick up and it will start to snow just after midnight. The wind is not going to pick up as much as we thought yesterday until mid afternoon. However, I expect some high lifts to close and the links may stay closed to ensure everyone is in the right valley. It will snow all day, we should get between 10 and 15cm of snow and it will be very cold. Saturday will start windy and snowy but the wind will drop and the sun may peep its nose out from behind a cloud – there may be a chance for some decent turns in the afternoon, but the avalanche risk will rise and there will still be lots of rocks off piste. Sunday looks breezy with a mix of cloud, sun and light snow showers. The best guess for Monday is windy with heavy snow showers, Tuesday will be similar with less wind hopefully, the rest of the week could be summed up as fast moving snow showers with a glimpse of the sun. We will have had significant accumulations of snow by the end of next week, but maybe not as much as some of the excitable apps suggest.