It’s dumping down in La Plagne this morning following a very snowy few weeks across the area. Indeed, the resort received so much snow through November that the lift company took the unprecedented decision to open for an early-season teaser yesterday, ahead of the official opening this coming Saturday (14th December).
Our man on the ground, Tim from Plagne Bellecôte’s Spitting Feathers pub (http://tiny.cc/vljfhz), sent us these photos showing the perfect conditions yesterday contrasted with the heavy snowfall today.
Around 40cm is expected to fall today with a short lull tomorrow before winter truly returns with a vengeance towards the end of the week. If current forecasts are to be believed, we could be looking at a further metre and a half by Saturday, adding to the existing base of 1.10m up high and 30cm in the lower villages – quite exceptional depths for this early in the season. The week before Christmas is always one of the quietest times of the year so if you fancy riding deserted pistes with perfect powdery snow, best get booking now.
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