There was not a cloud in the sky today over Tignes and Val D’Isere, so over to the Beatles:
Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right
It was a cool and crisp morning but on the whole the pistes are still in magnificent shape. As the off piste is now tracked out it was time for a tour. So 3 of us launched from the top of the Palet Drag down towards Plan du Janin and then turned up to the Col De La Grassaz, so a good work out for my new touring kit. Of course the reason you do all the work is so you can ski the fresh and take pictures like the one above (as well as enjoy the views and the solitude). We lunched on the steps of the Palet Refuge (closed till 27 Feb), Nico is going to have a job digging out by then.
In all there were 5 sets of tracks from yesterday and now there are 3 more. We saw no one else until we got back to the Palet. Another great day and so lets look at the forecast:
The sky will be mostly obscured by a thin layer of cloud, which may break up later. It will feel cooler than today but the winds will be mild. The frontal system seems to have slowed down a bit so Monday should be a sunny day with light winds and the temperatures will rise a bit. Fluffy clouds will encroach in the afternoon as the portent of doom (or bad weather). Tuesday will be snowy and windy, the air will be a bit warmer but you won’t notice due to the windchill. The snowline will be way down the hill all week. Wednesday looks like a shocker, gale force winds and light snow, we might see the sun a bit but it will be academic. Expect a lot of the lifts to be shut. Thursday and Friday look similar.
For those flying out tomorrow, for once I can see no weather issues at any of the airports, as its Sunday the roads will be quiet. Bon Vol!