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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 25, 2024



At 09.20 it was snowing (gently) and we had blue skies - quite an unusual and pretty combo !
It is going to be sunny day, more like we are used to at the end of April.
Though not warm. It is chilly........but no wind
The temperature is currently

  • -5° in the Village.
  • -10° on Solaise.
  • -11° on Bellevarde.
  • -17° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +2°


No problems are expected on our roads.


New snow, pistes in  great condition, quiet resort and the sun is out !
All lifts and pistes are already open.

Due to this years challenge of  replacing the bubbles,
Le Fornet below the Col draglift is strictly off limits.

You can still access the Pisaillas glacier :
From Solaise, take either
the comfy option of the Leissieres chairlift
Or, until it closes on Sunday, the more challenging route of the  
3000 draglift followed by the  bumpy black Tunnel run.

The only way home  is via the Up & Over (Leissieres) chairlift back to Solaise.   

If you try skiing down to le Fornet, you risk being run over by a      
very big machine.
They are very busy.
Please don't make their life more difficult.

The following are closed for the season :

  • The Bellevarde and the Loyes chairlifts
  • Brinzei touring track
  • Lanches draglift and piste.

  • the lower parts of the:
  • Marmottons
  • Epaule du Charvet

On Bellevarde they are preparing for this weekends
Alpine Park Event.

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

The Combe du Geant on Pisaillas may close early
due to the high risk of avalanche.

Most pistes were groomed overnight. 

The few exceptions are :


  • Combe Martin
  • 3000
  • Marmottons
  • S


  • Epaule du charvet


  • Aiguille Pers
  • Combe du Geant

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses
and the Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.
If you are thinking of skiing off piste,
Be careful as there are still slabs and the
risk of small avalanches.
Consider how much use your buddies
would be in an Emergency.
Maybe ski with a mountain guide.

Cross country skiers can enjoy the groomed tracks

  • On Manchet
  • Lac d'Ouillette

All our walking paths are open except for

  • Les Branges
  • Joseray
  • Col de l'Iseran


Alpine Park is the event on our minds !
Tomorrow is training, Saturday is the race.
A combination of slalom and slopeside.
Team parallel slalom : 8 teams of 4 skiers.
Rookies, French up and coming U21s and
World Cup competitors, including
Val's Olympic bronze medal winner Victor Muffat Jeandet,
Cyprien Sarrazin who won twice in Kitzbühel this winter,
Italy is represented by Federica Brignone
and Switzerland by Loic Meillard
Finally, the organiser, local Olympic hero Clément Noël.
On Sunday the course will be open to the public
and Saturday's racers will be on hand with advice.

Today our Conference Centre hosts the end-of-season
« Ski Debrief »
organised  by a union of French sports shops
including the 1200 that rent ski equpiment.
The purpose is in the title « Debrief ».
130 professionals will be there, reviewing this winter (which was good!) and looking forward  to the next.
Always looking to improve the environment and the conditions for those that work hard
so holidaymakers have a fab time.
Tomorrow they are all going to ski !
Rude not to with our current conditions.

The team at Maison de Val are in party mode.     
Not yet another 'closing', because they don't actually « close »
but a suitable end of season knees up with this years theme
« The Beach ».
Starts at 18.30 and goes on until midnight.
Expect music, karaoke, dance competition, an intriguingly titled ‘Blind Test’
and a buffet with refreshements provided by the     
Vie Val d'Is - the club for local employees.
Sounds like a lot of fun !

Today's Events

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.

A few messages from our partners

This 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.

is also planning its end of season celebrations.
Come to their Après Ski everyday from 29th April.
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.

Today the supermarkets Sherpa and Halles de Val will be closing at 19.30.

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 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 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 09.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 -16.00

La route du Col de l'Iseran n'ouvrira pas vendredi soir comme prévu. Ouverture décalée de plusieurs jours, pas avant le milieu de la semaine prochaine.

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