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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 11, 2024



Beautiful sunny day with clear blue sky.
There was 4 cm of snow on the pistes overnight.
It is warmer than yesterday.
At 10.30  the temperature is

  • +5° in the Village.
  • +2° on Solaise.
  • +2° on Bellevarde.
  • -3° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +10°


No problems are expected on the roads today.


All our lifts are open and most pistes were groomed overnight.
The following are likely to close early due to the high risk of avalanches.

  • L
  • Santons
  • Combe du Geant

Please keep off closed slopes.

This morning, there is racing and training,
including national competitions so the standard is very high, on the

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

In the Snowpark,
the competition that was cancelled due to yesterday's weather  
is happening this morning.
It is free, open to everyone,
and there are prizes to be won.

The lower part of the Epaule du Charvet was not groomed,
so don’t be fooled by the smooth upper area !

The timing of grooming is a science plus a touch of gambling...
too early and they can make a mess,
too late and it can be difficult to get a smooth surface.
Snow landing on top of a groomed slope just adds to the fun.

The tunnel piste is open, but remember that it is

  • Very black
  • Not groomed
  • Steep
  • Narrow
  • With beautiful bumps –
    But that « beauty » was in the eyes of our Head Ski Patroller.
    You might feel differently !

You can always go up the 3000 draglift,
through the actual tunnel through the mountain,
enjoy the view of Le Fornet,
before going back down the 3000 piste to Solaise,

Other pistes not groomed last night are


  • Fôret
  • Signal
  • Tunnel


  • Cascade


  • Combe Martin
  • Rhône- Alpes
  • Marmottons

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 is not likely to be hard.

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

  • Les Branges
  • Laisinant

Remember that the snow on the lower pistes is likely to be
soft and heavy once the sun has warmed it up.
Don't forget, you can save your legs and sense of humour
by taking a lift down.


Léo’s Invitational
Big day in Val tomorrow !
Léo's Invitational.
50 or more free  spirits will display their astonishing talents :

  • Skiing
  • Snow boarding
  • Para -gliding
  • Speed riding
  • Wing-suiting
  • Microlighting.

This party includes a Circus and a concert by the group «A la Bonheur ».
So come to the terrace of the big restaurant, Le Relais, formerly known as the Clochetons,
at the entrance to the Manchet Valley.
From 11.00 - 20.00.

Val's whacky version of  Pinocchio, went down very well last night.
For those that missed it, or need to go again,
head to the Conference Centre before 20.30.
No charge !

The employees club the Vie Val d'Is is having a busy time.
Once Pinocchio has left town, they are taking advantage of everyone's end of season cleaning and clearouts.
Next Wednesday and Thursday they are accepting donations including :

  • Surplus food
  • Ski kit
  • Electrical equipment
  • Household good

which they will sell in the Masion de Val from 14.00 - 18.00 on Friday 17th April.

The Savoyarde hosted one of this season's final medal ceremonies.
4 Val addicts were rewarded for their loyalty, including a
platinum to Antoine Porgès
in recognition of  regularly returning for 60 years.
Yesterday was both his 80th birthday and
50th wedding anniversary,
after having met his bride here !
Holidays in Val are so much more than just skiing !
Congratulations Antoine ! 


Go to at the multimedia library and meet Steve, who will take
you, his telescope and books
and share his extensive knowledge of our mountain fauna.

Pack your binoculars and head to le Fornet, and meet the Bailletaz park rangers
on the path that leads towards le Pont St Charles.
They will enthusiastically point out the wild life,
and explain how they survive the winter.
If you don't have your own binos, I am pretty sure they will lend you theirs.

The Savonette nursery slope is
hosting the Multigliss Competition.
Meet the race - co-ordinator   Vélarian and let's see which is the fastest :

The 2nd, and final performance of Val's 'unusual' version of Pinocchio.
Loosely based on the childrens story.
In the Conference Centre
No charge.

Suggestions of the Day

Tomorrow, Friday 12th April, from 19.00.
You can take the Solaise Bubble lift which will be open for GIGI's guests
and enjoy eating under the stars, at 2551 metres.
This is always a special ride,
both seeing the night lights of Val and taking you away from the
hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Please remember to  ~
phone +33 4 58 83 00 91
or email
to reserve your place
Gigi Restaurant

The Signal Restaurant, at the top of the Fornet cable car is preparing for a
party weekend 
Friday 19th April for 3 days.
Le Fornet then closes on 21st for the start of the huge building project,
replacing the elderly bubble lifts
and having new buildings and bubbles in place for the start of next winter.
A 'challenge'.
DJs will be on the terrace playing music at the Signal 12.00 - 19.00.
Pedestrians can go up for free in the cable car 17.00 - 18.00.
The party will then continue at the Poya restaurant,
on the main street opposite the bus station, until 02.00.

BBQ Season is  ON !
Go to the supermarket the “Halles de Val” where their
butcher has prepared a great selection of marinated meat.

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 10.00 to 21.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Multimedia Library is open from 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 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.
The Club for Employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val Dis) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and 15.00 - 18.00.

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