Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 13.03.18

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

This morning was tantalising in Tignes and Val D’Isere! The villages had received 13cm of snow, 25cm higher. The sun was out but there was a lot of hazy clouds about and the webcams foretold of doom from the west! So out we went, pistes superb down to 1700m, off piste there was light snow above 2500m, occasionally bouncing off the stuff below. But to play with the words of The Free it soon became:

All white now baby, it’s all white now
All white now baby, it’s all white now

There was lots of layers of quite thick cloud and it snowed lightly from about 1030am, followed by heavy showers with big flakes this afternoon. The picture shows a long shot of Val Centre as we descended to lunch.

So to the forecast – tomorrow is likely to be awesome fresh snow and blue bird conditions. With the snow and the wind the pisteurs will be noisy in the morning, some lifts will have a late start. It will be very cold in the morning, but temperatures will rapidly increase so it may well be a day for ‘the dance of the 7 veils’. Also the snow will transform rapidly in the strong sun, so a good night to go sparingly on the sauce and get out early. See you there.
On the other hand, what nature gives she can also take. Thursday will be a shocker, it will be blowing a gale and it will be snowing most of the day down to 1400m, especially in the morning. On the third hand Friday looks OK, sunny periods and light winds in the morning, light snow showers in the afternoon which will get worse over night which of course brings us to Saturday, the snow showers will continue through the day (there may be the odd break and a glimpse of the sun). But it will be snowing down to Bourg so snow chains to get in and out, queues are likely. If you are coming next week it looks quite a bit cooler, remember the thermals.

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