The weather this morning in Tignes and Val D’Isere is best described by Willie Nelson:
Blue skies smilin’ at me
Nothin’ but blue skies do I see
It was great. The official scores on the doors were 17cm in the village and 25cm at altitude. This means the pistes are once again in fabulous condition, they did bump up a bit in the afternoon. By the morning miracles will have occurred and they will be like velvet. Off piste was a complete mix, as it was warm lower down and the wind blew strongly on high there was some very heavy stuff and under lee slopes it was much softer (but dangerous on steep slopes). We did see some natural avalanche activity and some pisteur induced slips and quite a lot of people playing Russian Roulette. The best snow was off the side of Genepi (pictured).
The sky did cloud over as the afternoon progressed and will be the main feature tomorrow. The wind picked up mid morning and is blowing quite hard now. The weather systems over the next few days are quite benign so any snow will be light, sometimes it may be so light it doesn’t happen. So Monday will be cloudy, mild and the wind will vanish. Expect some progressive opening in the morning as the pisteurs rearrange the snow that the wind has moved today. There may be light snow in the afternoon. Tuesday will be the same as Monday. Simples! Wednesday looks a bit snowier and the wind will be strong at altitude, expect high lifts to close. The air will be a bit cooler and with the wind you will feel the cold. The jury is still out on Thursday’s weather – best guess sunny periods and snow showers.