17/03/2021: Today's Updates...
It has been snowing for most of the day here in Chatel, however, it has been wet snow in the village and although about another 6cm accumulated on our measuring surface at lunchtime, that extra bit has now mostly melted. Higher up, the accumulations should have been steadily increasing.
Currently drier and brightening up.
Bonjour from Chatel.
The snowfalls resumed yesterday evening and there has been further snowfall overnight, with another 13cm in the village. This brings the total of fresh snow since Saturday evening to 71.5cm, since Sunday afternoon to 59cm and the total for the season in the village to 373.5cm. The snowpack from the recent snowfalls has increased a little, to between 40cm and 45cm (more where it has accumulated on existing snow cover).
Currently close to -1c with light snow falling.
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:
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.