THURSDAY 14TH MARCH
Posted by: Peter
15th March 2019
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK!
Without doubt this has been far and away the worst week of this season in terms of weather, hideous would be one way of describing it….
The photo of young ‘Enri with his MGS hip flask was taken during the balmy days of February, winter has since returned with a vengeance.
Warm, wet air over the weekend was followed by a very rapid cold snap and incredibly windy conditions. Nearly all the lifts shut on Monday as the ‘tempete’ continued to blow. Suddenly it was very warm on Tuesday, before once again Wednesday saw a dramatic drop in temperature and more strong winds.
Today it’s cloudy with weak snow showers which will intensify this evening as another depression moves through during the night, again accompanied by strong winds. On Friday precipitation will continue with the risk of rain at village level. Saturday is expected to be sunny and warmer, which will be nice for those arriving of course, before another system arrives on Sunday bringing a drop in temperature once more and weak snow.
The rest of the week is expected to be mixed, with cloud and sunshine alternating, but no significant precipitation. Normal March temperatures.
Clients this week have been very positive in what at times have been very difficult conditions. There is always one dodgy week each season and after the flaming sunshine of February it’s a pity to have such extremes in a short period.
Once things calm down the pistes will recover as the bashers get round and repair the damage. Off piste if 20cms falls over the next few days, conditions will improve hugely.
The weather cannot be changed, but all at MGS will do our best to make sure everyone has a great time, so let’s keep that glass half full and look forward to a fun week coming up!