Tignes Snow Report, 3 Apr 2012
A good base of snow continues to cover the upper slopes, with a depth of 195cm and home runs into Tignes have 95cm.
The recent stretch of beautiful weather in Tignes continues. With divine blue skies for the last few days the resort is looking magnificent.
The snow coverage in resort is still comprehensive with all on piste runs not even showing the affects of the recent stunning weather.
Snow conditions in resort vary massively due to aspect, time of day and altitude. All slopes are to be found fairly firm in the early part of the day.
Slopes that receive a large amount of sun exposure soften very quickly to exhibit some great fun spring skiing. This is particularly noticeable on the Cyclamen slope from the eye of the needle down to Tignes Le Lac.
Slopes that receive a glancing blow from the sun are staying firmer throughout the day allowing everyone to practice some good solid carving turns. This is particularly noticeable on the slopes in the La Daille region with the Orange slope from the top of Bellevarde at 2827 all the way to 1785.
The two Glaciers in the region are holding up fantastically well still exhibiting fresh snow. Temperatures on the Glaciers are still holding very strong meaning its looking good for summer ski conditions.
Snow, snow, snow… Snowfall is forecast over the next couple of days with as much as 30cm of snow forecast over Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures are due to fall accordingly meaning any fresh powder should remain.
The Ski Club of Great Britain are putting on a Giant Slalom event underneath the Tichot lift tomorrow. This will be a massive event with multiple different ability levels. There will also be a BBQ and live music performed so even if you don’t have it in you to compete you can come along and enjoy the atmosphere.