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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 17, 2024



Wintery April day - new snow on trees and pavements, low clouds and cool temperatures.

At 9.50 the temperature is

  • -3° in the Village.
  • -9° on Solaise.
  • -10° on Bellevarde.
  • -14° 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, and the 3000 draglift, but they should open soon.

Most pistes are open and were groomed overnight.

The following pistes are closed:

Due to lack, or very thin covering of snow, lower parts of the

  • Marmottons
  • Signal
  • Epaule du Charvet

Brinzei touring track (Closed for this winter)
The Boarder Cross due to poor visibility.

This morning there is training and racing on the

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

The Snow Park is hosting the Monoski World Championship.

The following were not groomed :  


  • Fôret
  • Col
  • Table d'Orientation
  • Tunnel


  • Cascade


  • 3000
  • Upper part of Marmottons
  • S
  • Cugnai


  • Club des Sports

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses and  Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.
Be very careful, the new snow can cover all sorts of obstacles.
Old tracks, rocks, holes, tree roots....

Before heading off piste :
Make sure you ski with people who could help you
in an emergency.
Any doubts ?
Enjoy our many miles of pistes until you can
book to ski with a mountain guide.

Cross country skiers can enjoy the tracks

  • In the Manchet
  • And Lac d'Ouillette

All our walking paths are open except for

  • Les Branges
  • Joseray
  • Col de l’Iseran 


Nearly 2000 people enjoyed the 2nd day of the Adventure and Discovery Film festival.
Tonight, the penultimate evening, 3 more films are competing.

Starting at 17.30
Cap sur El Cap (53 minutes)
Sailing across the Atlantic, before climbing Yosemite.
followed by a bike ride to discover ancestral beliefs.
"In the Land of Mists: A Baltic Winter" (52 minutes)
before at 21.00 “Eternal Flemme” (26 minutes)
Climbing and base jumping in Pakistan.

To complement the competition
at 09.00, the book « Born to Ski » ("Nées pour skier")
will be presented by the author Lucie Paltz,
in the Val disère Hotel
and you can be transported to Greenland as
Ushuaïa TV's film « Iceberg » is being shown in our cinema at 15.00.

Sadly the weather has thwarted Maxence Cavalade's plan to beat the Speed Riding World record.  

Monoskiers ….....Today is your World Championship !
Get to the Snow Park.
Races are 11.00 - 16.00.
This is very popular, particularly amongst English speaking seasonaires,
and gives you the perfect excuse to
don ski kit that was fashionable in the 80's.
And to party.
Holidaymakers, even the French, are very welcome.
Prizes are to be won, and the 'event' will continue in our bars this evening.

For the 30th in his career, Christian  has been out with his big machine,
blowing snow off the road to the Pont St Charles.
It was an interesting job : the snow barely covered the road in parts while other areas was up to 2 metres deep.
Although the car park is now also snow free, the road is only open  to pedestrians.
A shuttle bus will start in the next few days to bring off-piste skiers back to le Fornet.

The council are taking over clearing the road higher up
so that they can reach the bottom of the bubble lift by 6th May,
and the top of the bubble by the end of May
so that the work replacing this lift
can be finished in time for next winter.
Bet they are hoping it stops snowing soon !

Today's Events

Adventure and Discovery Festival

Go to the Val disère Hotel
To meet the author of "Born to ski".

The film « Iceberg »
is being shown in our cinema.

3 films that are competing tonight, and will be shown in the Conference Centre :
 17.30 Cap sur El Cap (53 minutes)
Sailing across the Atlantic, before climbing Yosemite
«  Aux pays des Brumes : un hiver Balte »
("In the Land of Mists: A Baltic Winter")(52 minutes)
A bike ride to discover ancestral beliefs.

21.00 “Eternal Flemme” (26 minutes)
Climbing and base jumping in Pakistan.

Monoski World Championships
in the Snow Park on Bellevarde.
Includes slalom races, 80's music,
giant barbeque and

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.

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 also use the Wellness Centre’s
jacuzzies, saunas and the hammam
without paying the usual extra charge.

Suggestions of the Day

This weekend, come to the Signal Restaurant on the top of le Fornet
starting on Friday 19th and continiung on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st
when Le Fornet then closes for the start of the
huge building project replacing the elderly bubble lifts,
DJs will be strutting their stuff from 12.00 - 19.00.
Pedestrians can go up for free in the cable car 17.00 - 18.00.
The  parties will then continue at the Poya restaurant,
on the main street, opposite the bus station, until 02.00.
Brigitte and Charles are expecting you !
Be there !

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.

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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