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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 28, 2024



Complete cloud cover can be expected all throughout the day, with periods of light precipitation. A handful of centimetres of snow is possible in the ski area, with a little more falling towards the Maurienne.
Strong Southerly winds are predicted across our mountains today, getting up to speeds of 120 km/hr, but it's set to calm down later this afternoon. Currently up at Pisaillas, we are recording gusts of up to 55 km/hr.
As for temperatures, at 9 o'clock it's +6°C in the village, and -2°C at the top of Bellevarde, and -5°C up at Pisaillas. Warmer temperatures on the forecast today, expecting a top of 5°C at 2000m.


No difficulties are expected for vehicles travelling on the local roads today.

Ski Report

As we come into the end of season, the ski area will gradually be closing. Please respect all signage and closures in place, as they exist for your safety.

The Pisaillas area will be open for skiing today, with all runs and lifts open to the public. The sector is accessed via the Col drag lift, accessible by Solaise using the Leissières chairlift.

The Fornet sector is now closed for the season, and access is forbidden to all skiers, as it is currently a construction site.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will be open, apart from the 3000 and the Laisinant. The Marmottons run is now closed for the season. Everything will be open on the snowfront today, apart from the Legettaz.

In the Bellevarde sector, the Bellevarde Express, Loyes, and Lanches lifts have now closed for the season. The Joseray, and snow park has closed for the season. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

Cross Country skiers can choose between the ski loops in the Manchet Valley and the Lac de l'Ouillette. Pedestrians can head out to any of our trails today, apart from the Branges, Joseray, and the Col d'Iseran. Both ski touring trails are now closed to the public.

The avalanche risk is 3/5 today. Always ski with a partner, have the appropriate gear and know how to use it, and if in doubt hire a guide.

Local News

Excellent first edition of Alpine Park in the Bellevarde sector. The cold and the wind didn't help to attract the crowds, and slightly modified the program, but overall a good show was had on this well thought out parallel slalom, visible in its entirety from the public viewing area. The commentators reminded us at the end of the race, that this is only a first edition and the event is set to get bigger and better in the years to come. Photo and video coverage can be found on our site.
The athletes will return again today at the Alpine Park, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to give you all advice on the best line to take. Today will be more relaxed and fun, after yesterday's competition. The course is now set up for all levels, and everyone can try it out, without having to hit the numerous jumps at the top of the course.

Another end of season event took place yesterday, the ESF memorial. 60 red coats ran a slalom yesterday morning at the Legettaz stadium. Race won by Sacha Lekaene, just ahead of Antoine Bois and Stephane Mongellaz.
After the race, the instructors met in front of their office, on the Place des Dolomites, for their traditional end-of-season barbecue.

Today will be the last day of operations for several lifts across the ski area. From tomorrow onwards, an additional 7 lifts will be closed for the season. This includes the 3000 drag lift, the Laisinant, Rogoney, Legettaz, and Mont Blanc chairlifts, the slalom drag lift and above all, the Funival.
Also note that the Manchet chairlift will be open daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. As a result, a day pass for the Val d'Isère Tignes ski area is now €39, instead of €66.


- The Tourism Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- The Aqua Leisure complex is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a Football tournament at 6 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 2 – 6 p.m.

Free Public Transport

- The Red Shuttle will be circulating between La Daille and the Fornet every 6 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and then every 20 minutes until 2 a.m.
- A free shuttle runs between the Pont St Charles and the Fornet, every half hour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The Yellow shuttle, up to the Manchet Valley, leaves every 20 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 11:20 p.m.
- The Blue shuttle going up to the Legattaz is every 15 minutes between 8:30 a.m and 11:20 p.m.
- The free shuttle between Tignes and Val d'Isère runs 6 times a day :
Departures from La Daille at 7:55 a.m. 8:35 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 4:25 p.m. 5:25 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.
Departure from Tignes 1800 at 8:05 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 4:35 p.m. 5:35 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Daily Deals

- The end of season clearance is happening now at Cash2000. Many frozen products and groceries are 50% off. Lots of drinks: beer, juice and soft drinks; at only 25 cents each. Store open Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Last day of opening: Friday May 3rd.
- From tomorrow until May 4th, Bananas is celebrating the end of the season! come along every day for “Apres-ski”. Tuesday April 30th is an 80s-90s themed evening! And Friday May 3rd: “The Last but not the Least”: Closing party! 40 years of Bananas means 40 years of music! On the program, music from the 80’s up until now!
- You must be one of the loyal customers, passionate or a medalist, within Val d'Isère Le Club, in order to enjoy the last pleasures of the winter season. Val d'Isère invites you to share a moment together on the 1st of May, and May 4th & 5th. Club members, log in to your Val d’Isère le Club account and go to the “My Current Offers” tab to find out more.

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