• The Chatel Snow Report

14/03/2021: Today's Updates...

Update 4.15pm:

There have been some outbreaks of snow, pellets and graupel this afternoon with another 2.5cm measured.

Update 8.20am:

The snow was blowing around overnight, resulting in an uneven covering with measured depths of between 8cm and 11cm this morning in the village - with close to 10cm in general.

Currently cloudy with snow flurries.

Further snowfall is expected to arrive during the day and overnight, tomorrow and Tuesday!

Significant snowfall is expected over the next 48 hours. Here is the Arome view on quantities by 1am Tuesday from www.meteociel.fr

Note that this includes snowfall since midnight last night.

Update 7.40am:

Bonjour from Chatel.

It has been snowing here in Chatel since yesterday afternoon and settling since yesterday evening... update to follow...

In other news, the French National Championships for the alpine skiing have been moved to the PDS, with Chatel hosting the Super G and Downhill events.

The provisional schedule is as follows: 23 mars : Ladies downhill training – Châtel 24 mars : Ladies Downhill – Châtel 25 mars : Ladies Super G – Châtel 26 mars : Ladies GS – Saint Jean d’Aulps 27 mars : Ladies & Mens Slalom – Les Gets 28 mars : Mens GS – Saint Jean d’Aulps 29 mars : Mens Super G – Châtel 30 mars : Mens downhill training Châtel 31 mars : Mens Downhill – Châtel

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:

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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Update: 1.30pm: Overnight snowfall brought up to 6cm to the village - with less on other surfaces and alot of it has now thawed at this elevation. It was interesting to see more snow a few miles away