• The Chatel Snow Report

03/02/2021: Today's Updates...

Update 8.20am:

Bonjour from Chatel.

For those who bought "Flash Sale" PDS season passes, there should be some news on a compensation scheme in the near future.

Temperatures are above 0c in Chatel early this morning and showery outbreaks of rain are expected today. The snow/rain boundary will probably start up towards, or slightly above 2000m, though this may ease down during the evening with perhaps some sleety blobs for the village for a time, with the hi-res Arome model suggesting the chance of a light covering above about 1500m or 1600m.

Tomorrow is looking drier, but the 0c isotherm will be on the rise again, heading up above 2500m, so it should feel spring-like in any sunshine and the rather mild conditions look like lasting into the weekend. Thereafter, something colder returns Sunday / Monday, which appears to be a period of interest for a snowfall...

Below is the Arome forecast for snow accumulation for today / tonight, from www.meteociel.fr

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:

Chatel Snowfall Measurements

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.

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