Rumours started circulating late last week of a return to winter in La Plagne but I don’t think any of us were quite expecting what has transpired to be possibly the biggest dump of the season. Clouds rolled in late Monday afternoon hinting at what was to come and, since around 19:00 Monday night, it hasn’t stopped snowing.
Among those of us here for the season, yesterday was universally considered to be the day of the season to date - despite the low visibility and, at times, very high winds. Bad weather means good snow, so there were few complaints.
Today, we again woke to the sound of avalanche blasting around the area, with a reported avalanche risk rating of 4/5. This is likely to remain – or even rise – for a couple of days at least. Snow levels are currently reported as being 20cm at 1250m, 150cm at 2000m and 250cm at 3000m. A rise of around 50cm at altitude.
Welcome back, winter. We’ve missed you.
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