• Caitlin Kennedy

05/12/18

Weather

After a spectacular sunrise, this morning's sky will be crystal clear, replete with sunshine. That'll be the picture until the middle of the day, when a bank of clouds will move in at 4000-6000m. The sunny start will give the day plenty of time to warm up; max temps of 5 to 7°C at 2000m and 1°C at 3000m are expected, which is fairly mild for this . The wind from the North West remains resonably rapid at high altitudes with gusts of 60km/h at 3500m. Tonight, once the cloud cover has thickened, some light snow is forecast.


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

  • The Mont Blanc bubble

Bellevarde

The Tommeuses chairlift, which links to Tignes, is open allowing access 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, 3J, Borsat, Fresse, Genepy Moutons and Les Tines are all open. Fontaine Froid has opened fo rthe first time today

Please stay off Le Face! It is being injected with water for the World Cup event, which takes place this weekend. This is to encourage it to ice over, which makes the course fair for every competitor. It is very dangerous to ski down.

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, Cugnai, La Fourche, St Jacques, Glaciers and Lac Parc a Moutons are all open.

Fornet

Pyramides, Col and Pont Abatte. On the glacier : Moraine, Pisaillas, Montets, Les Champions, Les Roches, Aguille Pers, Traversee des Arses and Lac Cema. Combe du Geant has opened for the first time

Off-Piste:

The Avalanche Risk is up at 3 again today. Please ensure you have the proper equipment and training before heading off-piste and know exactly where you're going.

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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