Recent UK newspapers report have told us to expect the coldest winter for a century and certainly at this time of year in ski resorts, our thoughts turn to snow and its arrival date. Apparently due to the unusually mild autumn, experts studying the air flow in the upper atmosphere have said that everything points towards negative Artic Oscillation this winter. This will result in a weaker jet stream which usually keeps the cold at bay over the North Pole which will mean blasts of freezing air with snow storms and cold winds. Also the Siberian snow cover is well ahead of schedule this year which is another indicator that we are in for a harsh winter.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed for a great season of snow so while I know it is not always the most welcome weather in the UK, here in Meribel we can never have too much of the white stuff!
What I always love at this time of year are the folklore tales and Old Wives predictions about the forthcoming winter weather and here are a few of my favourites….
The Three Valleys are due to open on the 6th December and so we are all hoping for a cold November to get the base ready – I will keep you posted ….. It would be lovely to have great early snow and a beautiful white Christmas. Our stunning chalets look even better with a covering of snow and inside with log fires, cosy sofas, warm throws and chilled champagne you can be sure of a warm welcome for a stay in our luxury chalets.