04/02/2021: Today's Updates...
There's been plenty of cloud today, along with some hazy sunshine and it has brought a spring-like feel at times to the village. The cloud has meant that the thaw continues at quite a pace...
Photo from late morning.
Bonjour from Chatel.
The skies have cleared overnight, allowing a refreeze of the snow pack and bringing a temporary halt to the thaw. There has been a huge reduction of the snow pack in the village over the last few days and the cover looks like reducing further before we see another snowfall, however, the clearer skies should help preserve the snow. Today, the 0c isotherm is expected to rise to 2500m and it may reach 3000m tomorrow! Chillier air may return on Sunday, however, the jury is out on whether we will see any significant snowfall.
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.