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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 26, 2024



Hope you enjoyed yesterday's big blue sky as there is not much of that today !
The sky will basically be grey, though may get a few lighter patches,
and it should start snowing again this afternoon.
It is warmer, and at 07.00 it was 5° warmer than the same time yesteray.

The temperature at 10.00 :

  • +3° in the Village.
  • -4° on Solaise.
  • -5° on Bellevarde.
  • -9° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be -1°


No problems expected on the roads today.


Life is good !
The lifts are already running, nearly all of our
pistes are beautifully groomed
and the resort is quiet !

Will share the few exceptions :
Due to the work replacing the bubbles
Le Fornet is closed below the Col draglift.   
Here is how you can still access the Pisaillas glacier :
From Solaise take either the Leissieres chairlift
or the more challenging route of the 3000 draglift      
followed by the very black, bumpy, ungroomed Tunnel run.
before it closes on Sunday.

The only way home is back on the Leissieres chairlift.    
DO NOT try skiing down to le Fornet -
You risk being run over by one of the many big machines.
It is not fair on the busy drivers
If you recklessly cross the barriers.

The following are closed for the season :

  • The Bellevarde and the Loyes chairlifts
  • Brinzei and Ecureil touring track
  • Lanches draglift and piste
  • The Snow Park

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

They are training for tomorrow's race
In the Alpine Park
go and watch from 10.00 - 13.00.

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

Most pistes were groomed overninght
Apart from :

  • Combe Martin
  • 3000
  • Marmottons
  • S


  • Borsat

Tignes can be accessed via either the Tommeuses or the Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.

If you are considering skiing off piste :
be careful as there still slabs and the risk of small avalanches.
Could your mates, find and dig you out
Quickly ?
Maybe ski with a mountain guide.
Remember, if coming off piste down from the Vallonnets,
especially in today's limited visibility,
they are making good progress clearing snow off the road.
Suddenly skiing onto tarmac is not nice.

Cross country skiers
Can enjoy the groomed tracks  :

  • Manchet
  • Lac d'Ouillette

All our walking paths are open,
though some now have a more summery feel,
except for :

  • Les Branges
  • Joseray
  • Col de l'Iseran


Finally, after weeks of anticipation the Alpine Park starts today
with training for the 32 athletes before tomorrows race.
Why not go and watch from 10.00 - 13.00 ?

Yesterdays « Ski DeBrief « in our Conference Centre
attracted many of the key players in the French mountain economy.
Overall, our ski resorts had a good winter,
with a  2% increase in visitors, but this disguises the peaks and troughs.
High-altitude resorts now account for 80% of the French ski world,
where « ski days » increased by 7%
with a similar bounce in equipment sales and hire
along with 3% more ski lessons.
However, snow conditions were good in the Alps and other high-altitude resorts,
but very poor elsewhere.
One Jura resort closed for the winter on 15th February.
A perceptive shopkeeper from Morzine, which sits at just 900 metres,
pointed out that :
« The rain-snow level is rising, but the moutains aren’t ».
Some wise lower resorts have looked to the future, adapted,
and are already making 50% of their income from summer activities.

On Wednesday, the road team from our local council began clearing the snow
from the road to the Iseran mountain pass
and made impressive progress navigating the hairpins
moving snow that was at times higher than our big machines !
Visual evidence is on our website.

The Sports Club (Club des Sports) took advantage of yesterday's sunshine for their annual group photo.

Suggestions of the Day

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

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.

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.
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 18.00.
The Association for employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val d’Is) is open from 15.00 to 18.00.
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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