THURSDAY 31ST JANUARY

Posted by: Peter
31st January 2019

SNOW – POSSIBLY IN SOME QUANTITY….

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After a week where periods of sunshine have alternated with some cloud and relatively light snow showers, the next few days could see a significant change in conditions.
Heavy snowfall is expected tonight and tomorrow, which may of course affect driving conditions for those arriving Saturday. With an accumulation on top of previous snow layers, the avalanche risk will rise on Friday to level 5, the maximum, and those considering skiing off piste must be fully prepared and it would be prudent to wait a few days until things calm down.
Saturday may be fine – sunshine is forecast for most of the Savoie, but in the Maurienne there may be what is called a ‘retour d’est’, where the snow returns from an easterly direction and invariably this is good news for those wanting fresh snow in Val Cenis. At this stage it is uncertain, and those driving should take the necessary precautions and have chains or ‘snowsocks’ available.
Sunday should see cloud and lighter snow showers, which will gradually give way to more settled conditions for the early/middle part of next week, with sunshine prevailing.
Generally, an excellent forecast…. Plenty of fresh snow followed by a calmer period for the main part of the coming week. Hopefully the changeover on Saturday won’t be too tricky and those arriving should have some great skiing opportunities next week, both on and off piste. Can’t wait!