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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 19, 2024



A beautiful blue sky this morning,
though chilly, so wrap up well !
The weather is changing this afternoon, with clouds, snow and wind mentioned,
but hopefully after you will have had a good ski in ideal conditions.
At 09.30 the temperature is already

  • -6° in the Village.
  • -8° on Solaise.
  • -11°  on Bellevarde.
  • -11° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be -1°.


No problems are expected on our roads.


Fabulous conditions !
All lifts, and most pistes are open.

Some of the lower slopes are getting thin on snow
so the following are closed

  • Brinzei touring track
    The lower parts of the
  • Marmottons
  • Signal
  • Epaule du Charvet

it is possible that the L and Santons
may close later due to the avalanche risk.

There is training this morning
on the upper part of the Orange and OK.

There is a competition in the Snow Park
Open to everyone, free and register on arrival.
So why not head there and win a prize !

The following were not groomed :


  • Fôret
  • Signal
  • Tunnel
  • Table d'Orientation


  • 3000
  • Cugnai


  • Club des Sport

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses and   Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.
The snow is lovely and the sun is out, but always be careful when skiing off piste.
Even a small slab may push you over the rocks, or cliff, and into a hole.
Always understand our current snow conditions
and know where you are going,
and the skill set of your friends.
Maybe book to ski with a mountain guide,
they definitely do know what they are doing.

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


The hugely successful
International Adventure and Discovery Festival      
finished last night.
It has grown every year and this winter was enjoyed by
spectators in our cinemas and
at least another 1000 online.
The Prize Winning Films are :
Ushuïa TV :
« Al Quimma »
Follows the ascent of Everest by Bouchra Baibanou, the first Moroccan woman to accomplish this.
Espoir Titra :
« Orahala »
 Nomadic Theatre of the Sahara.
Most beautiful film :
"Au pays des Brumes, un hiver Baltes" (In the land of Mists: A Baltic Winter).
Golden Eagle for Adventure :
« Sunny Boy »
Arthur Guérin Boëri's snorkelling expedition in the Finnish lakes
Peoples Choice :
following a long standing-ovation.
"Fils du vent" (Son of the Wind)
A solo 2000 kilometre walk across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
We are already hoping there will be a 28th Festival next winter.

The legendary Pro Mountain race,
was slightly modified because of yesterday's weather.
The 110 competitors, all under 18 years old, and mostly from Paris,
raced in one heat.
Many thanks to the team that groom our pistes,
our Sports Club and its dedicated coaches,
the local shops and organisers
as this race couldn't take place without all your support.

This morning, Maxence Cavalade is finally (after many weather delays)
attempting his Speed Riding World Record.
He set off at 07.30 to go up the Olympique lift and
Speed Ride from the Off piste slopes close to the Face.
60 times !
Good luck !!

The Sport Fishing Club is holding its AGM in the
Crozet Restaurant in Le Fornet at 18.00 this evening.

Happy Birthday Joachim John !  
We hope you enjoy your Chevallot cake !

Today's Events

Competition at the Val d’Isère Snowpark on Bellevarde.
Open to Everyone !

Come and show off your talent and compete to win one, or more, of the many prizes !
Whether you ski or snowboard there will be a class to suit you.
Or come and cheer on the competitors.  
It is
Free to take part.
Free to watch.
 Please register to compete when you arrive at the Snow Park.
It will be followed by a barbeque.
Helmets are strongly recommended (for competition, optional for the barbeque !)

The Film  « Black Flies »
staring Sean Penn as a New York paramedic
is being shown IN ENGLISH
Go to our cinema in Maison de Val
just next to the Swimming Pool and Sports Centre.

A few messages from our partners

From 19.00 today
There is an «Evening at 2512 metres»
 la Plage de l’Ouillette restaurant on the top of Solaise.
Come and enjoy a truly memorable experience.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise bubble lift up by 20.00.
Going up and down in the bubble at night
overlooking the bright night lights of Val d’Isère ~
is fun in itself, let alone the tasty food in between.
Please phone to reserve.
+33 04 79 06 63 10

ThIs afternoon
THE PARTY starts at
The Signal restaurant,
at the top of the Fornet cable car
and repeats again tomorrow and Sunday
until that area of Le Fornet closes,
so that they can start the huge task of
replacing the Vallon bubble lift before next winter.
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.
Brigitte and Charles are  EXPECTING YOU !
It will be a lot of fun !

A date for your diary, on Saturday 27th April,
The Savoyarde Hotel is celebrating the end of season with a
Spring buffet and live music until they close at  midnight.   

CASH 2000
The end-of-season clearance sale is ON.
Lots of frozen foods and groceries at 50% off.
And a wide range of drinks: beer, fruit juices and soft drinks at 25 cents each.
Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 12.30pm.
Last day open: Friday 3 May.
NB Alcohol is dangerous for your health.

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 17.00.
The Association for employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val d’Is) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00.
The Reservation Centre (in the basement 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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