Tignes Val d’Isere Snow Report & Weather Forecast – 26.03.18

Meteo Mike Snow Reports Tignes Val d'IsereBy Meteo Mike

It has been snowing lightly most of the day in Tignes and Val D’Isere, though there were some sunny spells, more so over towards Le Fornet. So I launched Operation Stockage (of the fridge) and Destockage (ski gear on sale) down in Bourg. The amount of snow picked up in the afternoon – this was the snow front about 1530hrs.

The Atlantic charts are a mass of swirling spaghetti over the next few days, so the timings of the weather, intensity of the snow and the strength of the wind will change from forecast to forecast, not surprisingly the various forecasting models are contradicting each other! The snow will stop some time around midnight and there may well be the odd sunny spell around breakfast time. But it will soon become overcast and light snow will start some time on the morning. The wind will pick up around lunchtime and the snow will intensify, keep an eye out for the links closing, it will be unpleasant at altitude and as the afternoon progresses the snowline will move up the hill (unusually) making it a bit soggy lower down. Wednesday will be cloudy and windy, there may be a break in the snow in the morning, but it will be back in the afternoon, again expect sleet below the Dam. There is much discussion about Thursday, it look windy early and there may be sunny spells and snow showers, or maybe just snow showers. Friday will be warmer so any showers will be rain up to 1900m, this will drop in the afternoon. Saturday looks snowy at the moment, down to Bourg, certainly not time to leave the snow chains at home for an Easter arrival!

 

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