Its over to Chaka Demus and Pliers to describe this mornings weather in Tignes and Val D’Isere:
Tease me, tease me, tease me!
After 15-25cm of fresh snow overnight we awoke to cloud and light snow and a cheeky breeze. Even as I munched the cornflakes there was some bright patches so an RV was set for 10. But the cloud kept filling in again. We knew there was fresh snow there but couldn’t see it. Then around 1230 it started to clear and got better and better. With the fresh snow the pistes soon lumped up, but the few stones that appeared have been covered. Off piste the snow was of various densities, quite light at mid mountain, wind blown up high and later down low it was approaching quick setting cement. We tried up Grattalu, up the Grand Motte and down Genepi (20cm of fresh on piste and tumbling intermediates). Then the sun emerged and we skied Familial, just the odd layer of cloud adding to the mystery.
The sun is now blazing and water is cascading down the road.
Tomorrow will be gorgeous, blue skies and sunshine with a light breeze, and it will be very warm. The pistes will re freeze tonight so expect corrugated iron followed by great snow followed by slush, timing, aspect and altitude will be everything. There will be a few clouds around on Saturday, maybe more in the afternoon and a gentle easterly, another nice day for a transfer. Sunday will be similar but the chance of a raging easterly is quite significant, the weather system has slowed down so we will have to wait and see. There will be some weather on Monday, mainly cloudy with a swift wind and some light showers, these may not make it far over the hill from Italy. It will still be warm so it will be damp up to 2500m or so.