THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
Posted by: Peter
1st April 2019
IT AIN’T ‘ALF HOT MUM!
Another beautiful week in the mountains. Sunshine, blue skies and spring temperatures. Of course this has meant quite a bit of melting lower down, where some slopes have become worn and one or two closed. Runs to resort, however, are complete if a little heavy later in the afternoon.
Higher up is much better with a good snow coverage and if anything the pistes have improved as time has gone on following a hard freeze on soft snow early in the week. Today we came down the Quebecois on the Mont Cenis side and it was lovely, just a pleasure to ski, and as ever, conditions in Termignon are excellent.
Off piste is mixed, with no real powder but still untracked areas and some beautiful quiet areas to visit, as the video shows. This was a little walk to the Col de Sollieres one afternoon, under Jerome’s guidance and paced perfectly by the ever young (76???!!) Stewart Graham. The hardest bit was keeping up with the suncream….
Summarising broadly, the lower third of the mountain is moving towards the end of the season, the upper two thirds have a good coverage and offer great skiing across the whole area – all will be fine for the big Challenge des Moniteurs, beginning the 13th April.
The forecast is for sun to dominate again with temperatures creeping still higher over the weekend, before a depression moves through on Tuesday and a significant cold snap hitting the Savoie. Some snow showers are forecast mid-week, nothing major, but it will remain unsettled until Friday at least.
With the first week of the Easter holidays upon us, we’re looking forward to catching up with some old friends and introducing new clients to the late season joys of the North facing slopes of Val Cenis. Many will be leaving on Saturday having had a great week and shortly going back to work with the tell tale google marks we all love…..