Well today was a day out from Tignes and Val D’Isere, not quite Cliff Richard’s Summer Holiday but a trip to Sainte Foy just down the road, a hastily arranged trip to meet a couple of ski buds. We passed through a thin layer of cloud on the way down but it soon burned off to leave a fab day. As it is a while since the last snow even Ste Foy was tracked out, we did find the odd patch in the trees as you can see. So after a coffee we decided to go back country from the Aiguille Lift down towards Lac Clou – where we found some spring like snow. There then followed the long traverse back to the resort through the ‘summer village’ of Le Monal. After a late lunch we enjoyed the empty and beautifully pisted runs back to the car and home.
Dawn will break tomorrow with a few clouds on the peaks. These will burn off to leave a cold sunny day. The cloud will build through the evening and there may be a light snow shower in the small hours. Saturday will be cloudy and cold, maybe the lightest of snow showers in the middle of the day. The roads will be chaotic anyway with 38000 (a record) vehicles planned to come up the valley, so hopefully it won’t snow at all. Sunday looks like a day of light snow showers, it will be mostly cloudy, the sun may peep through. After quite a windy night, on Monday we are expecting sunny periods and snow showers.