Last week I talked about how skiers always want Jekyll and Hyde weather: a mix of howling snowstorms to lay down powder – preferably overnight – and warm sunny days to enjoy on the piste. Last week duly delivered both those extremes, with very little else in between.
Saturday saw a heavy snowfall, which continued into Sunday and laid down a great base for the week. Once our guests had found their ski legs, Tuesday and Wednesday delivered the kind of conditions that make for magazine covers, with brilliant white powder dazzling under the deep blue skies that seem limitless. The sun had everyone slapping on the Factor 30. Thursday went to the other end of the scale as strong winds and low hanging cloud made in a day for lots of layers and hardy temperaments, before Friday brought fresh snow to provide a fun end to the week.
Looking ahead for those arriving today for February half term week, it should be a case of a nice happy medium. Conditions are predicted to stay overcast, with temperatures just above freezing by day and just below by night. Light snow is expected on Saturday night and through the day on Sunday. The wind should remain light throughout the week with the sun most likely to come through on Tuesday and Thursday.