• Caitlin Kennedy

03/12/18

Weather

What a change from yesterday; the rain has ravaged the snow on the ground and if you don't get wet feet walking around town this morning, it'll be an absolute miracle. Temperatues are still very much in the positive, with maximums of 6°C at 2000m and 2°C at 3000m today, so this sludge isn't going anywhere fast. The snow line this morning is between 2300m and 2500m, above which, a fair amount of snow should fall. By the evening, temperautures will have cooled a little at altitude and it should be snowing down to 2100m, which of course still won't include Val village, which is down at 1850m. Wind from the North West has picked up since yesterday and will be pretty gustty with maximum speeds of 60km/h at the Italian boarder.

Also drivers, you might not need to worry about snow tyres, but please take it easy, as a vast amount of spray is produced as you drive by.


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 descend the hill:

  • The Fornet Cable Car

  • The Olympic Gondola

  • The Solaise Bubble

  • The Le Daille Funicular

  • The Mont Blanc bubble


Bellevarde

The Tommeuses chairlift, which links to Tignes, is open allowing acces to Val Claret and Tignes Le Lac. The new Le Daille bubble or Mont Blanc lift is open, allowing access to La Folie Douce.

Pistes:

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

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, especially with the poor visibility.

Solaise

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

Pistes:

Lac d'Ouilette, Marais, Lessieres, Madeleine, Col de Madeleine, La Fourche, St Jacques, Glaciers and Lac Parc a Moutons are all open. Cugnai has closed due to the overnight addition of snow.

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, Montets, Moraine, Traversée des Arses, Pisaillas and Lac Cema are all open.

Off-Piste:

The Avalanche Risk has gone up to 3 today. The poor visibility and tricky snow conditions mean today is probably not the best day to be heading off-piste. If you do, please ensure you know where you're going and have all the necessary avalanche gear and training.

Walking Routes:

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

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