It was a bright start this morning in Tignes and Val D’Isere but a lot of cloud was blowing in from the south which made it down to about 2800m in places. But the wind was the big story – the top of the Palet drag reminded me of Doris Day in Calamity Jane:
I just blew in from the windy city
The windy city is mighty pretty
That windy city being Tignes and our destination the Palet Refuge for a Sunday morning coffee. The snow down was still crusty and a bit testing, but given the avalanche activity and the warm wind we couldn’t leave it much longer. So coffee was taken and then a skin home to civilisation (of sorts) and lunch.
After a windy and warm night tomorrow should be much like today with a bit more sun in the morning than the afternoon when we may get a few light showers of snow, especially over towards Le Fornet. Tuesday will be much cooler and mostly cloudy in the morning with light showers down to 1500m, it may improve a bit in the afternoon with the sun peeking out. The detail on Wednesday is a bit confused, but a reasonable but windy start (top lifts closed) with maybe some showers later. April showers and sunny periods seems to be the order of the day for Thursday.