/ French Snow Reports - Getting Twitchy...
Anyone like to offer some reassurance and/or some better news from anyone currently in the area?:-)
Was over the hill in Tignes a few weeks back and up high has loads of snow. It had snowed down to about 1800 but not loads.
I think you will be fine and there is more snow due this weekend/early next week.
> Anyone like to offer some reassurance and/or some better news from anyone currently in the area?:-)
Look at Nozza's weather thread on Snowheads - all the maps you could ever want. I tend to look at this:
The upper lines are temperature at about 1500m and the bottom lines are precipitation. Temp lines below freezing and lumpy bits at the bottom equals snow. And the latest runs suggest quite a lot of snow from the middle of next week onwards.
There was no snow at all until about 16 december last year then it absolutely hossed it down.
On the other hand by if you were expecting 3 feet of powder on a good base for a christmas ski holiday, well that's just wishful thinking. Too early in the year really to get anything close to guaranteed decent conditions.
7th of December last year was when the heavens properly unleased the white stuff last year, so loads of time yet.
Take a chill pill, its comimg.
I agree, but having said that, exactly that happened last year! Fingers crossed. :)
It's the exception to the rule though and as i said thinking otherwise is just well not being particularly realistic.
> It's the exception to the rule though and as i said thinking otherwise is just well not being particularly realistic.
Well, out of the last 4 years, 3 of those have been pretty spectacular in the good base to powder ratio at xmas time.
so heres hoping!
Forecast is for loads of snow from next week onwards.
Yep - Val Thorens is open.
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