• The Chatel Snow Report

31/01/2020: Today's Updates... Day 51...


The weather has brightened up here in Chate,l after a mild and mixed morning, which saw a few more spots of drizzle. There is a spring-like feel to the air early this afternoon and alot of the fresh snow at the village elevation has already thawed, especially on the south facing slopes. Fortunately, much of the ski area still has excellent snow cover, so there is little to worry about there, and in areas where there might be issues - eg lower down on L'Epervier on Barbossine, snow has been stockpiled into a large mound as a reserve. However, the snow on piste today is very wet and this led to the cancellation of the FIS masters super G race on Linga this morning.

With mild conditions expected over the weekend, with some rain incoming too, we are still on course for the cavalry to arrive on Tuesday of next week, with another cold snap and the potential for a very useful snowfall for all elevations of the ski area. The chart below shows the cold fronts arriving on Tuesday, with a chilly and showery flow to follow.

UK Met Office Fax chart for Tuesday midday...


Bonjour from Chatel. It is a damp and drizzly start to the day after a night of rain...

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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