Severe Cold Snap Set For Alpine Ski Chalets
Alpine ski chalets are set for a severe cold snap with temperatures set to drop well below freezing during the day, with day time digits remaining below double digit minus tempartures (-10 and below). Night time temperatures are set to plumge as low as -25 C with temperatures between -15 C and -20 C when lifts first open in resort.
With temperatures losing up to 1 C for every 200m of asscent, high lifts could see temperatures toward the late -20's and even close to -30 C. In such extreme temperatures, ski chalets need to be prepared and all pipes and vulnerable plumbing protected. Likewse Chalet Ski holidays clients who are strongly recommended to wrap up warm, base layers (good thermals), mid layers, warm fleeces, jackets, turtle necks, helmets, warm gloves etc.
Children on ski chalet holidays should in such extreme weather be exposed to the cold in short, and not long, bursts. Take them out with all skin covered, lots of layers, and for an hour at a time, maximum. Regular stops in warm restaurants for hot drinks and food we believe at Chalet Ski holidays are essential.