The Ski Blog. 30th December 2017

More snow, freezing temperatures and traffic mayhem

It's Snowmageddon Saturday. On one of the busiest transfer days of the season, we have a foot of overnight snow, freezing temperatures and low cloud. The perfect storm for transfer mayhem...

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SNOWMAGGEDON SATURDAY

Woke up this morning to the boom of avalanche blasting, then the roar of a snow plough and, after that, silence. No cars. Which is odd considering it's one of the busiest transfer days of the season, the Saturday before New Year.

As the snow accumulates up the patio glass doors at Style Altitude HQ and the snow keeps coming down, we have the perfect storm for chaotic travel conditions. The Col du Lautaret is closed and the Tunnel du Cambon, cutting off La Grave. Getting to airports is going to be a challenge.

Meanwhile, most lifts in resorts are closed, this morning and it's avalanche Risk 4. 

Yesterday we walked up to the Refuge Napoleon below the Col d'Izoard, had lunch and tobogganed 7km down the road with the Rando Chiens. Today they took one look out onto the patio where the snow is well above their heads, turned tail and went back to bed. Not a bad idea...

tobogganning