Its been quite a day up herein Tignes and Val D’Isere! Its still snowing heavily though it is quite warm and not settling on my cleared balcony. It seems those going downhill have had more problems than those coming up. Friends are currently in the queue at the lights in Aigueblanche – so a standard Saturday in that respect. Chains now only required from half way up the hill from Bourg so things are easing a bit. Still a long way to go though.
The snow will continue until the early hours, though the snowline will rise to 2000m helping the situation. Tomorrow will be mild and sunny but there will be an awful lot of avalanche work to do on the slopes so expect a very much delayed opening and lots of blasting. Clouds will build up late afternoon and it will snow again by about midnight, the temperature will drop as this happens so the snow will be down to Brevieres or thereabouts. Monday morning should see a stiff breeze and sunny periods until after lunch when the next snow assault will start. The wind will pick up and it will blow a gale through the night, the snow will continue into Tuesday, perhaps stopping in the afternoon. Wednesday looks wild with heavy snow showers and winds that will see most of the resort closed. Beyond that its all a bit unpredictable…..
For those coming out tomorrow, the roads will be much quieter and black. Flying from the UK should present few problems but it will be windy and wet so expect a bumpy ride. The crosswinds may temporarily be out of limits at Leeds Bradford. Over here Geneva will be fine but there is a chance of early fog at Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery. Lyon and Grenoble should continue operating normally but if it forms at Chambery it will be closed for a while.