• Caitlin Kennedy

Weather & Ski Report 10/12

Weather

We have a fresh 14cm layer of snow on the ground at resort level and 20cm up at the top of the Solaise. The clouds are on their way out and clear patches will begin to appear throughout the morning leaving us with blue skies above and powder beneath our feet. Temperatures will stay cold, hovering somewhere between 0 and -4°C at 2000m and colder at higher altitudes. To add to the chill, the northerly wind remains quite strong in exposed areas with frequent gusts of up to 50km/h at 2000m. Tonight will start off clear but gradually cloud over during the wee small hours. These clouds will bring with them fresh snow of up to 15cm on Wednesday giving us another cloudy snowy day tomorrow.


Ski Report

78cm of groomed snow on the snow front, 1m60 at altitude.


Bellevarde

The Stade Olympique is closed for racing prepartions. Borsat will be slow to open. The Loyes Express may not be able to open due to the wind, if not the Face will be inaccessible. Other than that the Santons, Epaule de Charvet, Border Cross, Stade Semanmille, Snowpark, Trifollet and Lanches pistes remain closed.

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


Solaise

Cugnai will stratt closed and probably not open at all today. The Marmottons, 3000, Aiglon, Route du Col and L stay closed today.

On the nursery slopes, all slopes are open.


Fornet

The Vallon bubble will be a little slow to open but once it does, just the Petit Bois, SIgnal, Table d’Orientation, Arrolay, and Cognon pistes will stay closed

On the Pisaillas Glacier, the Pays Desert won’t open and the Cascade run is closed. The Combe du Geant is also closed due to avalacnhe risk. Please stay off all pistes marked closed.


Off-Piste

The Avalanche risk is 3 today. New slabs have formed with the heavy snowfall and very strong winds. On colder slopes, so NW round to NE facing slopes, a deep old fragile layer of sugary snow persists, which could be triggered to slide by the weight of a single skier. Wind loading has occured too so be very careful today. 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

The footpaths to choose from are the Pont St Charles, Fornet to Laisinant, Lac de l’Ouilette and Manchet routes.


Cross Country

The small loop of the Manchet Valley and the big and small loops of the Lac d’Ouilette are open.

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