The weather this morning was OK in Tignes and Val D’Isere, a mix of average light with some sunshine. It started snowing lightly around 10. The visibility degraded after lunch and it is now snowing moderately. So in the words of Christine:
I’m climbing uphill, Jamie
It was out with the skins for some exercise, up Petit Col to the top of the Chaudannes, I was quite pleased with the 48 minutes that it took. The picture shows the conditions at the top. It wasn’t as bad as it appears, but you can see Lac du Chevril is frozen over and covered in snow. They have virtually emptied the lake, presumably to take advantage of all the meltwater when spring arrives. Even though January was one of the warmest (and snowiest) on record it has still frozen as it is not very deep.
The light moderate snow will continue on and off through the night and into tomorrow. What will change is the temperature, today was mild, tomorrow will be a good 8 or 9 degrees cooler – wrap up warm folks. We may see the sun peep out from the clouds in the late afternoon. The skies will clear through the evening to leave a very cold night (into diesel waxing territory if you are in an outside car park) and Tuesday morning looks like being sunny bright and cold. A few clouds will build up in the afternoon. Wednesday looks OK, sunny in the morning with a milky sky in the afternoon ahead of a lot of cloud overnight into Thursday which looks like being windy and snowy with the odd glimpse of the sun. The actual passage of the weather fronts keeps varying so expect the snow amounts to fluctuate on the apps. One of the forecasting systems is showing a lot of snow for next weekend, confidence is not high so no need to worry yet but do follow the forecast and have a Friday escape in the back of your mind!