The start of the week was definitely a bit chilly which has kept the snow dry and powdery. The snow cannons have been working at full tilt to get down a good base and the slope down to Ruinettes is now open and well groomed.
Tuesday morning saw a small amount of new snow although the weather since then has cleared up, visibility has improved and we have seen bright and sunny afternoons. Thoughts are varied on when the next big fall will be but the consensus seems to be after this weekend
Yesterday saw the opening of the La Chaux area. Conditions here were mixed with generally good coverage but care needing to be taken over bare patches below some of the blind ridges. Looking up towards Mont Fort tracks could be seen coming down the main face – perhaps the pisteurs been getting in a sneaky run?? Either that or some very dedicated tourers as nothing is operational near this level yet.
On-mountain restaurants open are the café at the top of the Funispace and at Ruinettes the main café and the outside Kiosk – definitely worth a stop for the deckchairs and awesome view. The Chalet Carlsberg halfway up Attelas also appears to be in action for snacks and drinks.