We woke to the words of Galaxie 500 in Tignes and Val D’Isere:
Listen the snow is falling over town
Listen the snow is falling everywhere
The weather followed the forecast pretty much except the snow was very light initially (especially the showers in the early hours). Not surprisingly, I decided on a rest but the intrepid guests went out and returned after 35 minutes so that pretty much sums up the conditions. To brighten the day the picture is another one from yesterday’s epic.
So what’s in store? The snow will fizzle out around midnight tonight and Friday will be a day of sunny periods and clouds which will thicken after we have gone to the pub. Light snow will start in the early hours and it will be snow almost down to Bourg. Initially the falls will be light, the sooner you leave the better really, but as it will be much colder the snow will accumulate so chains/snow tyres are highly likely to be a requirement, more so later in the day as the snow intensifies. Sunday looks similar cloudy and light snow throughout, it will be another couple of degrees cooler, more like winter again. Monday and Tuesday will be two peas in a pod, sunny periods with light snow showers perhaps slightly heavier towards Le Fornet as there will be a gentle (but cold) easterly breeze.