Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 20.03.18

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

As dawn broke in Tignes and Val D’Isere we awoke to Paul McCartney and Wings:

I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird
I’m a bluebird, I’m a bluebird
Yeah, yeah, yeah

It was glorious but chilly, especially above the villages. the cloud did drift up from the valley in the afternoon and there a few flocons outside now; the breeze also picked up. But it definitely struck me today that it is time to put the spring skiing hat on. After yesterday afternoon’s strong sun some of the  off piste slopes had gone through a melt freeze cycle so skiing off piste is now all about the aspect, where the sun has been, is now and will be. On shady slopes there is still compacted powder, where it has been in the sun and refrozen there were some tricky things to overcome. Luckily I had Evo2 to do the thinking! More of a technique bias to today’s outing so not may tales of daring do but nonetheless we found some good snow around the Palet sector in the morning. And Vallon de La Sache was excellent this afternoon, knee deep and freshtracks as you can see in the photo.

Who says that Tignes and Val D’Isere are tracked out in a morning?? The run home was via Glattier, mixed at best but some nice turns.

It might be quite windy tonight and it will be a chilly start to the morning, but it will be another day like today, blue skies and sunshine, a little cloud may appear in the afternoon. After another cold night Thursday will be the same, a couple of degrees warmer and Friday, yes difficult to believe it but another mostly sunny day and a bit warmer again. Unfortunately it goes downhill on Saturday which currently looks like being cloudy and breezy, there is weather to the south of us and I would not be surprised if it pays a visit, more tomorrow.

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