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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 24, 2024



This quote from the French Kaamelott TV series, perfectly sums up the state of mind of
many locals as the season draws to a close.........
‘You take the snow away, it comes back.
Again and again. Again and again.
And we, poor sorrowful souls,
lose our eyes in the white  horizon of our solitude’.

Same old weather today...
more snow, white pavements, winter temperatures.

At 09.30 the temperature is already

  • -5° in the Village.
  • -9° on Solaise.
  • -11°  on Bellevarde.
  • -13° on Pisaillas.

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

If you are on holiday you can't help
loving skiing in this week's amazing snow.
Who needs sunshine !


No problems are expected on our roads.


The snow is in great condition, the resort is quiet and most lifts and pistes are open.

The following slopes are closed :
They have started work dismantling the bubbles so
Le Fornet  is off limits, below the Col draglift
You can still access the Pisaillas glacier
by taking the Col draglift,
after arriving from Solaise either on the  
Leissiere chairlift or
the 3000 draglift followed by
the very black, bumpy, ungroomed Tunnel run.

The only way home  is via the      
up and over lift (Leissieres) chairlift to Solaise.

If you try skiing  down to le Fornet,
you risk being run over by one of the     
huge machines clearing the snow.

Due to thin snow, the following are closed for the season :

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

On Bellevarde  they are preparing the new Alpine Park event starting on Friday,
so the snow park will be closed from tomorrow.

The border cross may be closed if visibility makes it dangerous.

The Combe du Geant on pisaillas is closed.

The bellevarde and loyes chairlifts and the
Lanches draglift are closed for the season.

Most pistes were groomed overnight.
The few exceptions are :


  • Rhône- Alpes
  • Combe Martin


  • Club des Sports

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses

and Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today Is a significant 3 out of 5.
There are plenty of corniches and slabs hidden by the new snow and limited visibility.
There is a real risk of a small avalanche taking you for a ride.
Before skiing off piste today consider
« how would your team react in an Emergency ? »
Maybe ski with a mountain guide as they definitely know all about the
current snow conditions.

Cross country skiers
Can enjoy the tracks

  • Manchet
  • Lac d'Ouillette

All our walking paths are open except for

  • Les Branges
  • Joseray
  • Col de l'Iseran

Remember there is a shuttle bus between
le Fornet and Pont St Charles
every 30 minutes 10.00 - 15.00.

They are clearing the road after Pont St Charles,
but do not drive up there !!
It is to help getting supplies up for the work replacing the bubbles.


The excitement is building for this weeks Red Bull Alpine Park.
A brand new event, on Bellevarde, led by local Olympic Champion
Clément Noël, putting a modern twist on racing.
Get ready to see what his International World Cup colleagues make of the challenging track
when it starts on Friday.
Assuming the weather doesn't disrupt the plans.
Luckily they don't need blue skies, as none are forecast,
but the rumour is that the weather will improve before this weekend's event.
There is an interview with Clément on our website.

Another slalom is on our calendar :
The Val disère Loyalty Club Race has been revived.
This will take place for the first time in 10 years on 1st May.
A celebratory drink in the Sun Bar will follow the
Prize giving ceremony.
If you are not already a  member - why not ?!?!
You can register for free on the Tourist Office website
and there are plenty of advantages, other than an annual race !

The National Olympic Committee has been on manoeuvres …..
finalising the bid by the French Alps to host the 2030 Winter Games.
They visited sites proposed for cross-country, biathlon, bobsleigh in various resorts,
before heading South today, but didn't come to Val d 'Isère.  
Final meetings and decisions should be followed by a
press conference in Nice on Friday.


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.

A few messages from our partners

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.  

The closing party for the Poya Restaurant and Bar is
this Friday and Saturday, 26th and 27th April.
The DJs will start at 17.30.
You will find the Poya on the main road,
just opposite the bus station.

Bananas is also planning its end of season celebrations.
Come to their Après Ski everyday from 29th April.
Notable dates for your diary :
Tuesday 30th :  an 80's and 90's themed evening
Friday 3rd May : “The LAST but not the LEAST” Closing party.
40 years of Bananas means 40 years of music,
so expect hits from the 80's to the present day.

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.

Members of Val d'Isère's Le Club are invited to
special events on 1st, 4th, 5th May.
Log onto your Club account
for all the details.

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.
There is a new shuttle bus, between Le Fornet to Pont St Charles every 30 minutes from 10.00 - 15.00.

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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