The official amounts of snow for Tignes and Val D’Isere overnight were 14cm in the village and 20 on high – this is up to about 8am and its still falling!
Looking at the charts the snow is going to continue all day with strong winds and a rain/snow line at about 1900m so miserably damp low down and cold up high! Light snow will continue to around breakfast time and the cloud will progressively clear and the wind will drop. So there will be some delays as the pisteurs rearrange the snow, but it looks like a good afternoon, as it has been quite warm the best snow will be at altitude, lower down the heavy wet snow will initially give rise to an increase in avalanche risk, at altitude wind blown snow will be an issue – stay safe. Saturday – Snowmageddon or not? It will cloud over into Saturday and light snow will start before first light with a rain/snow line around 1600m so snow chains will be needed to get out of the villages if you do not have snow tyres. The snow line will drop a bit as the day wears on and the snow intensity will increase. So there will be big queues to get up the mountain especially in the afternoon, hopefully the police will make chains mandatory from the lay by below the dam. Going down – leave early would be the top tip. Sunday now looks mainly cloudy with very light snow showers, there may be the odd sunny period. After a chilly start Monday appears to be a bluebird with pleasant temperatures by lunchtime, though this forecast is far from certain.