• Caitlin Kennedy

Weather & Ski Report 12/12

Weather

We’ve woken up to white underfoot and white above us, with low hanging clouds clinging to the mountain tops and relaesing the last few flakes of snow for the day. Condiotions are actually supposed to clear for the middle of the day when we may even see some sunshine. However, the North-Westerly wind, which continues to be very tempestuous at altitude, won’t let up at all today. Whilst Val village is entirely sheltered and calm, we measured a gust of 80km/h on the Pisaillas Glacier at 7am this morning. Your best bet if you’re skiing today ius to keep low. You might feel a chill in the air in town with temperatures reading -4° in the centre of Val but you’ll really want to wrap up if you’re heading up the hill as the Pisaillas Glacier is measuring -16°C and the Bellevarde -14°C. It’s not going to warm up much today. Certainly in town, we’ve already reached the maximum temperature for the day; according to Meteo France, maximum temperatures will hover around the -5 to -8°C mark between 1800 and 2000m


The snow is set to return with a vengeance from midnight onwards with half a meter or more expected over the next two days.


Ski Report

70cm of groomed snow on the snow front, 1m40 at altitude.


Bellevarde

The top halves of the OK and Orange are closed to prepare the pistes for the Women’s World Cup Races. The Stade Olympique is closed for the men’s races. Other than that the Santons, Epaule de Charvet, Border Cross, Stade Semanmille, Tri