• Caitlin Kennedy

01/12/18

Weather

The sky is clear, there's fresh snow on the ground and for the beginning of the season, you won't find a more perfect morning to be up on the hill. From up top, it will be possible to see a sea of clouds in some of the valleys below and these will gradually make their way towards higher altitude areas in the afternoon. It will stay dry until about 2am, when the snow will return, continuing into tomorrow. Maximum temperatues are due to get up to +3°C at 2000m and -3 at 3000m and the wind from the North is set to be calm.


Ski Report

It is currently not possible to ski to the bottom of the mountain. Depending on which sector you're skiing in, you'll need to take one of the following to descent the hill:

  • The Fornet Cable Car

  • The Olympic Gondola

  • The Solaise Bubble

  • The Le Daille Funicular

Bellevarde

The main news of the day; the Tommeuses chairlift, which links to Tignes, has opened up today for the first time this season, allowing acces to Tignes Le Lac. This also means the Le Tines and Moutons runs are open for the first time.

The New Le Daille bubble is closed and will repoen when the runs to the bottom are skiable. The Mont Blanc lift will be closed, but all other lifts are due to open.

Pistes:

The top of the OK/Orange and Verte runs are open, but the bottom remains closed. Le Collet, Grand Pre, Diebold, Fresse, Borsat, 3J and Genepy are all open.

Please stay off Le Face! It is being prepared by for the World Cup so has plenty of large vehicles working on it, making it very dangerous to ski down.


Solaise

The Solaise gondola, Glacier Express, Lessieres, Madeleine, Cugnai, Datcha Chairlifts and the PimPam drag lift are all open.

Pistes:

Lac d'Ouilette, Marais, Cugnai, Madeleine, Col de Madeleine, La Fourche, St Jacques, Glaciers and Lac Parc a Moutons are all open. Lessiere has opened for the first time today.

The Plan piste is under preparation at the moment, but is not ready yet, so as with all the other closed pistes, please stay off them.


Fornet

The Fornet cable car and Vallon bubble are open, as will be all the lifts on the Pisaillas Glacier, although, as usual they will open a little later.

Pistes:

Pont Abat, Pyramides and Col are open. On the Glacier, Les Champions, Montetes, Cascades, Moraine, Traversée des Arses, Pisaillas and Lac Cema are all open.


Off-Piste:

The Avalanche Risk is 2 due to the risk of windslab. And if you're skiing off-piste, watch out for hidden rocks and be properly prepared.


Walking Routes:

Plenty to choose from today: the Pont St Charles, Laisinant-Fornet, Manchet, Lac d'Ouilette, Les Sources and Le Daille paths are all open.

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