It was a gentle stroll around the pistes today in Tignes and Val D’Isere. There was the odd glimpse of the sun this morning but soon, in the words of Procul Harum, it:
Turned a whiter shade of pale!
Luckily ski bud’s jacket provides a useful contrast! It was significantly less cold than yesterday. Just around lunchtime the light went completely flat and there was the odd flocon floating past the low light lenses. The pistes are still in excellent condition, although I did see ‘a’ stone on Trolles for the first time in a long time. We skied down to Les Brevieres via La Sache which was a little hard in places but the moguls are still manageable, thankfully.
As for the weather forecast it is quite tricky to pin down what is actually going to happen. For the next 4 or 5 days we are under a languid low pressure system which is wallowing around like a bunch of hippos in a mud pool. So sometimes the clouds may break, at other times there may be light snow showers. The various forecasting systems are disagreeing over the detail. But it is going to mainly cloudy with cold nights and chilly days. Tomorrow will be cloudy with an easterly breeze making it feel cool on the higher lifts. There may be the odd shower of light snow, the light is likely to be poor. Tuesday will also be cloudy, but the sun may glow through a milky layer in the morning, the breeze will be less strong. Wednesday currently looks better with sunny periods, and maybe a sunny afternoon. Thursday is still a matter for debate.