• Caitlin Kennedy

Weather & Ski Report 02/12

After a very snowy night, with a healthy coating of 17cm since yesterday morning at town level and 20cm at the top of the Solaise, gradually the skies are starting to become less overcast. Clouds are likely to persist throughout the day but the sun is also set to get a look in and Radio Val predicts 3h of sunshine today. The wind is calm, even at altitude blowing at just 4 km/h from a North Westerly direction. It may pick up a little later on in the day however. Maximum temperatures of 2°C at 2000m and -3°C at 3000m are predicted today. And tonight it’s set to be a mostly clear and starry night with a drop in temperatures to around -7°C in town and a more blowy wind from the South East.

Ski Report

62cm of groomed snow on the snow front, 1m 65 at altitude.

Bellevarde

The tops of Orange, Diebold and Joseray are open. The bottoms remain closed. OK, 3J, Moutons, Les Tines, Face, Stade Olympique, Fontaine froid, Collet, Grand Pre, Genepy and Borsat are all open.Verte which the top half of was open yesterday, should be able to open in its entirety today. So your home runs on this sector are the OK, Verte and Face.

The Tommeuses and Borsat chairlifts are open, allowing access to Tignes Le Lac and Val Claret.

Solaise

For the lifts, the Solaise, Glacier Express, Laisseiers, Madeleine, Datcha chairlifts are all open. And for the runs, the Plan, M, Mattis, Trav Laisanant, Lac de l'Ouillette, Laissiers, Glaciers, Plan Millet, St Jacques, Col de la madeleine, La fourche, Marais, Lac parc, Madeleine are all open.

On nursery slopes, the Village and Savonette runs are accessible.

Fornet

Only the Fornet cable car and Vallon bubble are scheduled to open for the moment allowing access to the Col, Pont Abatte, Mangard and Foret runs. The Pre-chemin run is also set to open for the first time.

The Pisaillas Glacier has all lifts open and all runs are open except the Combe du Geant, Cascade and Pays Desert which are closed due to avalanche risk.

Off-Pistes

The Avalanche risk is 3 today. Above 2000m, there are large areas of North facing slopes  on which clabs have formed, which could easily be triggered to slide by the weight of a skier. Ensure everyone you ski with has the correct safety gear and avalanche training before heading off piste and if in any doubt, go with a professional or just stick to the marked pistes.

Walking Routes

Just the Fornet to Laisanant and Manchet routes are open.

Cross Country

The small loop of the Manchet valley has opened for the first time. Everything else remains closed.

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