Well it was quite miserable today in Tignes and Val D’Isere so I got a note from Matron because of a runny nose and sent out my guests who have reported various degrees of not pleasant weather. It was a bit warmer than forecast so that has made it better for the roads but skiing in the tree lined areas was a little damp. Up on the Grande Motte it was cold and windy but the snow and the light were better. It started snowing heavily at around 2pm, as the major traffic jam is still not past Chambery it may be a long drive this evening.
This week in Tignes sees a couple of major events in Val Claret where it is likely to be a bit hectic around the village and the half pipe. Firstly we have the Ultimate Ears Freestyle Tour World Cup Half Pipe Final. And for the fourth year in a row its European Snow Pride, appropriately the resort is dressed in the rainbow flag.
Welcome to one and all!
The weather continues to perplex, so as a summary the next few days are going to be mainly cloudy with a few light snow showers and it will get progressively colder, in what order is a bit of a conundrum. Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy with light snow showers in the afternoon, the sun may poke its nose round a cloud in the morning, temperatures will be like today. Monday will be cooler, one forecast goes for sunny spells, another for now snow and sunny periods, watch out for a sharp easterly wind. Tuesday will be a couple of degrees cooler and we are likely to have sunny periods and a sharp breeze at altitude. Wednesday also looks like being mainly sunny but out of the sun it will be cold, more like January than March.
The weather for the travellers tomorrow will be like today in the UK. It will be windy and there is a chance of a snow shower anywhere, so there will be delays somewhere; where – I don’t know. But I would expect cancellations at Heathrow like today. Over here there is also a chance of a snow shower at Geneva so if you are unlucky you may need de-icing – probably not enough to require a runway sweeping.