NO CHANGE FOR US AS WE DIDN'T USE THE LIFTS THAT OFTEN!
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STILL VERY COLD AND LOOKS LIKE WE'RE SET TO MISS OUT ON THE NEW SNOW
Well looks like the Col du Lautaret is doing its normal thing and will be blocking the snowfall from the Southern Alps.
If you look at the forecast for any resort in the Northern Alps you'll see that there's fresh snow on offer nearly all week from Tuesday onwards.
Being optimistic I see that in the current forecast there's snow on offer for the Southern Alps into the middle of next week, but for sure that will all change as we get nearer.
As for the forecast of when resorts will open, I see that the 6th February is now being muted, but France may well suffer too from the "English Plague" as some French media are reporting the new English variant.
And whilst we're on the subject of Covid, the rollout of the vaccine in France is causing consternation, not least that France is hoping to develop their own vaccine and not to have to rely on the English saving them yet again :)
Still good cold powder to be found on Northern slopes and there's still around 15cm of snow on the valley floor with snow on the trees and roofs as it's been so cold.
Did mention in the last weather update that I was "Off out for a ski tour above Briancon from Puy St Andre, I'm not hoping for too much as I think it's been a popular route these past couple of weeks but that's where some less experienced friends want to go", well I was wrong about the conditions, which the image above aptly shows!
So La Nina is blowing in the snow, as predicted in America. The increased snowfall effect in the west and north of USA and Canada is proven in meteorological records, but how likely is it to influence snowfall in the Alps? If you check out our long range weather forecast you'll discover from historical snowfall figures whether there is any actual connection between La Nina and snow levels in France.
And keep checking out the (Ski) Blog for regular update during the season in the French Alps at Style Altitude HQ plus dispatches from Louise Hudson in Canada, Chris Tomlinson in the UK and Josefine As from a small village above La Grave. Also stay posted about those powder hounds, the Rando Chiens, via the dog's blog!
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