Updated: Nov 28, 2018
What a perfect way to start the ski season, with a perfect blanket of fresh snow! We had 5cm in town and around double that at the top of the hill during the night and a few very soft flakes continue to fall. The skies will remain generally a little overcast with a few flakes floating around , although we are also likely to see some blue sky poking through too. It has warmed up a little from the last few days with temperatures just over zero in town at 7AM this morning. Higher up at the top of the Solaise, temperatures are around -3°C this morning with a calm Westerly wind, although in exposed areas, we could be getting gusts of 40 to 60km/h from the South West. Minimum temperatures today will be between -2 and -4°C at 2000m. Tomorrow, we leave the winterey weather behind as it looks to be milder with clear skies and little wind.
Just like last year, initially this season, it is 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
The New Le Daille bubble is only open for pedestrians at the moment and is free of charge this weekend. The Mont Blanc lift will be closed, but all other lifts are due to open.
The top of the OK/Orange runs are open, but the bottom remains closed. Collet, Grand Pre, Diebold, the top of Verte, Fresse, Borsat, 3J and Genepy are all open.
The Solaise gondola, Glacier Express, Lessieres, Madeleine, Cugnai, Datcha Chairlifts and the PimPam drag lift are all aopen.
Lac d'Ouilette, Marais, Cugnai, Madeleine, Col de Madeleine, La Fourche, St Jacques, Glaciers and Lac Parc a Moutons are all open.
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.
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.