Snow started falling in La Plagne around midday yesterday, varying in intensity between light showers and full-on blizzards at times. Consequently, we’ve woken this morning to a glorious, fresh covering over the entire area – with the added bonus of bluebird weather and zero wind.
The last couple of weeks have seen a startling drought across most of the Alps but yesterday’s mini-storm has changed all that with freshly-groomed pistes and hidden powder-pockets awaiting those lucky enough to be here on a Saturday – normally the quietest day of the week.
We have an estimated 5cm of fresh at 1250m, 8cm at 2000m and 14cm at 3000m. Granted, not the dump of the century but still enough to completely transform the mountains and, in essence, reboot our winter. Next week’s forecast suggests largely settled, sunny weather which, combined that with the fact January is pretty much the quietest time out here, should make for perfect riding conditions.
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