Snow Report - 28-02-2017
The snow began to come down around 6:30am and by 8am we had about 4cm here in the village.
Things are already getting slippery out of town and chains are required, even to get to Tignes. It looks like it will be a white out all day with the snowfall getting stronger as the day goes on. Max temps are 2° at 2000m and -6° at 3000m, however we've already hit them and the temperature will drop off over the course of the day so the snow will become really nice and dry, especially at higher altitudes. Unfortunately the snow will also be quite wind-blown as we're expecting strong winds on the mountain with gusts from the W/SW of up to 70km/h at 2500m.
Tonight the temperature here in resort will fall to -8°. The wind, turning to come from the NW/W, will remain violent at altitude. The snow will continue throughout the night and we should have a fresh 20 to 45cm by the time the morning comes.
Tomorrow the snowfall will stop for a while but the skies will remain cloudy all day. Tomorrow night we could see an extra 10 to 30cm. That means between 30 and 75cm in the next 36 hours, with Météo Morris from WePowder calling for 124cm on the glacier by the end of the week!! (We're not fully convinced of that but hopefully he proves us wrong...)
The wind might cause certain lifts to close over the course of the day. Heavy snowfall could close certain pistes due to avalanche danger from above. Be sure to stay off closed pistes.
Snow Depth : 92cm of snow on the pistes at resort level, 184cm on top of the Solaise.
Fornet: The Cognon and Foret homeruns will stay closed. The Mangard is the lone homerun in that sector.
Solaise: Everything is open. Bellevarde: The piste Triffolet will remain closed, the Boarder Cross and Snow Park will likely stay shut.
The avalanche risk is up to a 3 out of 5. If you do plan on going off-piste please make sure you have all the necessary equipment and knowledge of where you're going. Météo France is warning of new slabs forming over the course of the day, notably from the NW around the N to the E.