• Caitlin Kennedy

Weather & Ski Report 09/12

Weather

We’ve stepped out into a white room this morning with fresh snow underfoot and flakes falling thick and fast from the low hanging clouds. Temperatures will stay below zero all day but won’t get especially cold either. The snow isn’t going anywhere; expect sustained snowfall all day with a total of 20 - 30cm on the ground by the time it stops this evening. Although it looks very peaceful and calm in town, up top the Westerly wind is blowing a gale, with gusts of over 100km/h at altitude. It will continue to be gusty all day and this is affecting some lift openings.


Tonight, when the snow fall gradually ceases, the clouds will begin to part for a bluebird powder day tomorrow. Enjoy it while it lasts though, the snow is set to return with a vengeance from Wednesday onwards.


Although the roads are snow covered, snow chains are not yet recommended, but only drive if you have a full set of snow tyres.


Ski Report

55cm of groomed snow on the snow front, 1m60 at altitude.

Bellevarde

The Borsat and Grand Pre chairlifts are closed at the moment due to wind. Meaning Genepy, Borsat and Fresse, Grand Pre and Club des Sports are inaccessible. Mont Blanc is also closed due to wind. Other than that the Santons, Epaule de Charvet, Border Cross, Stade Semanmille, Trifollet and Lanches pistes remain closed. The Snowpark and Stade Gerard Bonnevie are closed due to lack of visibility.


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

Solaise

Cugnai is not r