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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 10, 2024



Wintery April day - new snow on trees and pavements, low clouds and cool temperatures.
However it suddenly got brighter …..so skies might not stay as grey as Meteo France have predicted.
A moderate north west wind is gusting and may reach 50 kilometres per hour below 2800 m and more above.

At 9.50 the temperature is

  • -1° in the Village.
  • -6° on Solaise.
  • -8° on Bellevarde.
  • -12° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +3°.


No problems are expected today.


All lifts are already open at 10.00 except the Leissiers chairlift,
but this should be taking you "Up and Over" soon.

Most are open and were groomed overnight.

The following pistes are closed :

  • Lower part of the Marmottons due to lack of snow.
  • L as a big avalanche came down while they were grooming.
  • Santons is also closed due to the high risk of an avalanche sweeping you away.

Pistes are closed to protect you.
Do not nip under the ropes,
or access a closed piste further down.   

This morning there is training and racing on the

  • Upper part of the OK
  • Upper part of the Orange
  • 3 J
  • Raye

If visibility allows, the Boarder Cross and Snow Park will open.

The following were not groomed :  


  • Fôret
  • Signal
  • Table d'Orientation
  • Tunnel


  • Cascade


  • 300
  • Arcelle
  • Upper part of Marmottons              
  • S
  • Cugnai


  • Club des Sports
  • Fontaine Froide
  • Joseray

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses and  Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is a significant 3 out of 5.
There was a bit of a refreeze, but the new snow protects the lower layers,
so it might not hold as well as you hope.

Before heading off piste :

Look at your friends.
Would all of them be useful in an emergency ?
Could any of them help you ?
Any doubts ?
Enjoy our many miles of pistes until you can
book to ski with a mountain guide.

All our cross county tracks and walking paths are open and recently groomed except :

  • Les Branges
  • Laisinant
  • Part of the Manchet cross country due to avalanche risk.


A few highlights from this months Council meeting!

  • Val is staying in the ANMSM - the Club for Mountain Resort Councils.
  • Due to the slightly reduced ski area, while much needed work begins to replace the old bubble lift at Le Fornet on 21st  April,
    the daily ski pass will be €39, so €27 cheaper.
    You will still be able to access the Pisaillas by taking the Col draglift after either the Leisseires Chairlift,
    affectionately known as the «Up & Over» or,
    for  those that love the thrill of steep black bumps, the Tunnel piste.
  • Some other lifts will also close early but only where another lift can take you to the same pistes.
    This won't be a problem as the resort will be quiet.
  • The vote to part-finance the exciting new Alpine Park event was passed.
    Most is sponsored by Red Bull.
  • 80 people had signed a letter alling for the Council to address the
    serious housing shortage
    for people who live and work in Val.  

The minutes are on our website.

Aurelie's one-woman-show 'I am not ready' went down a storm again to a packed house last night.

Tonight, a cast made up of local employees are performing their extra-special, whacky version of Pinocchio.
Loosely based on the original story, you will be treated to punk, fairies, a bear, big macs ….......
Get to the Conference Centre for 19.30 !
Refreshments will be provided by the Vie Val d'Is
No charge, and if you  are, sadly, busy this evening, there is no excuse as you have another chance to go tomorrow.

Finally, less than 10 days before the «Adventure and Discovery Festival» !
There is a rich and diverse programme accompanying the film competition, including :

  • Freediving
  • Stargazing.............if the clouds allow this..........
  • Authors presenting their books
    « Born to Ski »
    « With the Fairies »
  • Films that are not in the competion.

These will all be popular so, although they are free,
please don't risk disappointment - register at the Tourist Office.

Today's Events

From 15.00
Come to the Val Kids area, just as you get out of the bubble
at the  top of Solaise.
Munch a snack while  you are shown  
‘behind the scenes’ activities of the teams
that work hard to protect you.
Learn how

  • they make snow
  • the emergency services work.
  • avalanche dogs are trained.

17.45 - 19.45
Children 7 years or older should come
to the Savonette Nursery Slope and try
This is a light, comfortable, easy to handle sledge.
It is free and you don’t have to reserve.
Children must be accompanied by a parent !
The Multimedia Library is hosting a
Video game tournament.  
Go on - beat your mates - show them how it is done !

From 19.30 - 22.00
Evening event at the Swimming Pool and Sports centre.
You are invited to relax in the centre’s beautiful pools.
Anyone who has bought a ticket for the swimming pool
can take also use the Wellness Centre’s
jacuzzies, saunas and the hammam
without paying the usual extra charge.

20.30, doors open 19.30
Pinocchio !
At our Conference Centre.
Warning !
This is the Val employees  whacky, off-piste version
of the much loved children’s fable.
Refreshments will be provided by the Vie Val d'Is.

Suggestion of the Day

19.30 - 20.00
POYA are offering a ‘buy one drink, get one free’
A very generous "Happy  2.5 Hours".
In the main street, opposite the bus station.

Free Public Transport

The red shuttle bus (‘le train rouge’) runs between La Daille and Le Fornet, via the roundabout adjacent to the nursery slopes (‘Rond-point des pistes’) every 6 minutes from 07.00 to 20.00 and then every 20 minutes until 02.00.
The blue shuttle bus (‘le train bleu’) travels between the Rond-point des pistes and Legettaz every 15 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.
The yellow shuttle bus (‘le train jaune’) takes you to the Manchet valley via the main street and the rue de la Balme every 20 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.

The shuttle bus between Val d’Isère and Tignes does 6 round trips a day.

  • Leaving La Daille at 07.55, 08.35 and 10.50 in the morning and 16.25, 17.25 and 18.20 pm in the afternoon
  • Leaving Tignes 1800 at 8.05, 8.45 and 11.00, in the morning and 16.35, 17.35 and 18.30 in the afternoon.
Opening times

The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre is open from 07.30 to 22.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Multimedia Library is open from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00.
The Town Hall (La Mairie) is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Association for Employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val Dis) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 19.00.
The Reservation Centre (On the Lower Ground Floor of the Tourist Office) is open from 08.30 to 19.00.
The Post Office is open from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30.

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