WHAT A WINTER!
Posted by: Peter
5th April 2018
As you can see from the picture taken yesterday afternoon at the Fema, it just won’t stop snowing… although finally temperatures seem to be moving towards the norm for this time of year.
All pistes, at all levels are open and with a good depth of snow. Lower slopes into the village will now be heavy in the afternoon, but further up conditions continue to be excellent. Off piste the stability of the snow lessens as it becomes warmer during the day, so care has to be taken, although the off piste groups this week, consisting of regular old hands, suggest some of the best skiing they have had in Val Cenis.
It has been a remarkable winter – a great one for snow but not so much for those who like to tan. It looks like despite the lifts closing late April, the season could continue comfortably into May, which could make things difficult for roads being opened and work being able to start of projects like the new telecabine.
The forecast is for further unsettled conditions.
After a beautiful sunny day tomorrow, Saturday will see early cloud disappear and clear periods in the afternoon as a prelude to a depression arriving Sunday. This will bring snow and perhaps rain at village level. Further precipitation is forecast all week with increasingly humid conditions – perhaps even air from the South carrying sand in the atmosphere which actually makes the snow very lightly tinted orange. This happens usually once a season as an unusual effect of a combination of weather patterns.
So probably a warm and somewhat wet week to finish the MGS season, but no doubt there will still be some great skiing to be had. At this point we’d like to thank all of our clients, old and new, for making this such an enjoyable and successful winter. We’ll continue to post pictures throughout the spring showing how conditions develop and around the Fema and Ranova restaurants, it looks like snow will be in some of our summer photos too!