04/03/2021: Today's Updates...
Bonjour from Chatel.
The weather is fairly cloudy again this morning, following on from the similar conditions of yesterday. The photo below was taken yesterday at the bottom of the L'Epervier piste on Barbossine. The recent very mild daytime weather has decimated the snow pack on the lower half of the ski area and on the sunnier side of the valley and in the village. However, many key pistes still have plentiful snow cover.
There is a little bit of precipitation on the way tonight and tomorrow, but not very much and the hi-res Arome model from www.meteociel.fr suggests only a dusting of snow higher up (see charts below). Thereafter, although the weather will be cooler over the coming days, there is not expected to be much or any snowfall. Beyond midweek next week, the charts are shaping up into something which looks a little more promising in terms of a period of sustained snowfall, but that is a long way off...
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.