The ‘powder extravaganza’ of last week seems like a distant memory as the temperatures have shot up and the snow on my terrace has dropped by at least a metre in just three days.
Extremely warm temperatures have also stabilised the mountain and the avalanche risk has gone from a delicate 4/5 to a much more stable 2/5 and instead of knee-deep powder of the highest quality, we are now thinking about looking for spring snow!
It’s incredible just how quickly conditions can change in the mountains, and not just change but drastically change! Everything from piste conditions, avalanche risk, off-piste snow conditions, the exit to the Gorge du Malpasset and more can become unrecognisable from one day to the next.
Location: Val d'Isere Region