There was a layer of high cloud this morning above Tignes and Val D’Isere which did break up to leave sunny skies as people enjoyed piste skiing across the whole area this afternoon. I had a day off today as I prepared for some mates arriving. So today’s picture is one I took yesterday of the Refuge du Palet, when it opens on February 27th there is clearly some snow clearing to do!
So what is to come? Well the Atlantic charts are chaotic next week so really any forecast of more than 2 days is suspect and the amounts of snow forecast will ebb and flow. But I think its fair to say tomorrow will be the best day of the week. The temperatures will be similar to today and there will be variable amounts of cloud but there will be enough light for a decent days skiing. As we all go to the pub the sky will cloud over and if you have a decent session the wind will start to blow as you leave. Tuesday will be cloudy with moderate snow all day, the wind speeds will shut the high lifts, the air will be quite a bit warmer but you won’t notice! This will continue into Wednesday when the winds are currently forecast to be even higher, potentially a day with little to do outside. We may get a respite on Thursday with sunny periods in the morning and snow showers in the afternoon. It will still be windy. Friday looks like being a day of fast moving snow showers and sunny spells. Stay tuned for changes and updates – its one of those weeks.