02/03/2021: Today's Updates...
Bonjour from Chatel.
The fine weather continues in Chatel today. with another spring-like day expected after a touch of overnight frost. The recent daytimes have felt as though it is April or May, rather than the start of March. Early indications suggest that February was one of the mildest on record here in the Alps, after the cold and snowy January. Although the snow is disappearing rapidly in the village, the clear skies have meant that most pistes still have copious quantities on them.
The latest models suggest a change is on the way with some rain and snow on Thursday night / Friday. Thereafter, next week looks interesting in terms of a return to something more resembling winter, though there are some notable differences between this morning's models - so uncertainty levels regarding snowfall are sky high.
Update tomorrow on snow/rain limits for Thursday night / Friday.
Photo from yesterday...
Those who bought PDS season passes in the "flash sale" from the Chatel ski pass website last spring, should now be receiving emails giving options to either roll them over to next season, receiving a credit note or getting a refund. This applies to unused passes.
Most updates and photos this season are posted on the WhatsApp members group
Link to the page which tracks the snowfalls in Chatel over the season:
The lifts on the ski area are closed until further notice.
Bars, restaurants and cafes are expected to remain closed until further notice (takeaway services allowed).
Although confinement has ended in France - an overnight curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am.
Private gatherings indoors should be kept to a maximum of 6 adults according to advice from the French government.
Travel between regions in France is allowed.