26/12/2020: Today's Updates...
It's a cold but bright day here in Chatel, with snow cannon making snow right across the ski area, adding to the natural snowfall of Christmas Eve night. Further snowfall is expected tomorrow evening, following the potential for a brief period of foehn wind. Thereafter, the first half of next week also has snowy possibilities, as well as cold temperatures.
More on the forecast tomorrow. Below are a few shots from late this morning...
Bonjour from Chatel, where it a cold start to the morning with temperatures currently between -5c and -7c in the village and valley areas. Snow making has been ongoing since yesterday evening. There were no additional accumulations of fresh snow since the last update.
Update to follow during the day...
The provisional opening date of the ski area is the 7th January 2021.
Bars, restaurants and cafes are expected to remain closed until at least the 20th January (takeaway services allowed before then).
Although confinement has ended in France - an overnight curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am (except the evening of 24th December).
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.
How you can help this season... you will notice on some pages that there is a PayPal tip/donation box, eg on the "About Us" page, where you can send us a tip, if you like what we are doing - or you can email us using the form below to request a pay pal payment link. There is no obligation to do so, but any donations will help the running costs of this site during the winter season. This will also give you access to the WhatsApp group - where there are more photos and info posted each day. If you are a business - you can sponsor the site in various ways - so contact us for more info.