The first real snow of the winter fell last night, down to 800m – well below the level of the resort. In the village we had about 10 cm. Lots more high up on the slopes. Whilst the snow in the town will not last, high up the snow will make a good base for the winter.
We have 2 suites currently available for Xmas week for those wanting to grab the first week of what is clearly going to be a great season.
The first 2 weeks of the season are nearly over – a great start with excellent snowy conditions.
In its “mountain” forecast, Météo France have announced, with a rather high confidence index, “heavy snow on Monday and Tuesday.” Meanwhile, Yan Giezendanner (amateur forecaster from Chamonix) predicts a couple of weeks (maybe even three weeks) of snowy weather, with the rain-snow altitude shifting between the altitude of Chambéry (ie 271m) and 1500 metres.
First snow! Yesterday and last night there was snow in Flaine and on the top of the Aravis range!
According to local lore, with the glut of autumn berries now on the trees and bushes it means we are going to have an excellent winter for snow! OK watch this space and see if the locals know anything!