Chris here...................

19 January 2009

Chris here. Red Ray is high tailing it back to Val d’Isere tomorrow and is going to resuscitate Wayne’s laptop from oblivion! And also on a positive note we woke up to 15/20 cm of fresh snow and overcast conditions and quickly our vis improved with some sun and blue sky appearing and temperatures rising. Alpine Experience team ended up on the Bellevarde secteur and little by little the lifts opened up after a fair bit of blasting of the little amount of snow we had……….it takes time and one has to be patient but we were all rewarded to an excellent first tracks on the Familial, Borsat Nord, Top of Tignes funiculaire, Combe des Lanches amongst others. And certainly the economic crunch is leaving us with a lot to play with. The weather forecast at the moment it seems we might get more snow but need to watch the weather report later.PS just had an email from Julian Swarbrick who is a diligent weather watcher and this is what he wrote quote” From the weather forecasts it looks like you are going to have a snowy week; especially tomorrow (Tuesday). The weather is coming off the north Atlantic laden with moisture but very cold air. There are 2 cold fronts crossing the Alps and a zone of low pressure settling over the Alpes Maritimes / northern Italy. It looks like there will be a quiet spell of weather mid week wed-thurs but a return to snowy conditions at the weekend. Unfortunately it looks like the snow will be accompanied by wind and varying temperatures as a succession of warm and cold fronts cross the Savoie, so check the batteries in the beepers! West to northwesterly winds “ unquote. Thank you Julian.

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