• Caitlin Kennedy

28/11/18

Weather We've woken up to a gorgeous sky tinged with pink and shephards might be warning, but today they'd be barking up the wrong tree- we're due a beautiful sunny day with just some thin, high clouds hovering around. With yesterday's 15cm of fresh snow on the slopes, the skiing should be pretty epic today; the only thing to potentially ruin the picture of perfection will be that pesky Northerly wind, which was brutally cold yesterday, and will continue to blow with gusts of up to 60km/h in exposed areas. The sun will up the temperature a little compared with recent days, and we're looking at maximums of 0 to 3°C at 2000m and -2°C at 3000m.

Ski Report

It is currently not possible to ski to the bottom of the mountain, so you'll need to take one of the following down to descend the hill:

  • The Fornet Cable Car

  • The Olympic Bubble

  • The Solaise Bubble

  • The Le Daille Funicular

Bellevarde

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. 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 on working on it, making it very dangerous to ski down.

The Tommeuses link to Tignes will hopefully open up on Friday.


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.

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, Les Sources, Joseray and Le Daille paths are all open.

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