Posted by: Peter
25th February 2019

For most people, skiing under blue skies without a cloud in sight would be pretty perfect…. and so it has been for the last week, with more of the same to come.
Hopefully everyone is enjoying themselves and many will go back on Saturday with the inevitable goggle marks showing what they’ve been up to recently.
Obviously it’s the height of the French and English school holidays, the resort is completely full, and at peak times there have been queues at major lifts. But a five minute wait for the lift has been unusual, and considering this is as ‘bad’ as it gets, we mustn’t complain.
First thing in the morning the pistes are in excellent condition and by the afternoon of course the sheer volume of traffic means popular routes become hard and slippery, but again, considering the bashing they are getting, the slopes are standing up well.
There has been some melting, but with clear nights and a good freeze, the benefit of largely North facing slopes becomes evident. Most areas have suffered minimal damage, whereas the South side of the valley has been hit hard by the unseasonal temperatures.
The forecast is very simple. With a massive anticyclone in place, the sun will dominate and no precipitation is expected at least until the back end of next week. Two more weeks of French school holidays and then back to normal!
We will be having a break and the staff going on their annual off piste adventure, but all will be back full of beans and raring to go for those arriving in March. We’re looking forward to the rest of the season and to welcoming everyone yet to come to Val Cenis this winter.