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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 30, 2024



This morning we have a partially clear sky. Cloud cover will build up over the course of the day, noteably more intense towards Pisaillas and the Italian border. Snowfall is likely later on tonight, accumulations of 20-30 cm of snow is possible. Strong Southerly winds maintain their presence across the ski area, gusting up to 90 km/hr. Currently up at Pisaillas, we are recording gusts of up to 50 km/hr.
As for temperatures, at 9 o’clock it’s +7°C in the village, and +0.5°C at the top of Bellevarde, and -4°C up at Pisaillas. Today we are expecting a top of 7°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. High winds at altitude may affect the status of certain lifts.

The Pisaillas area will be open for skiing today if the wind permits, 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 and Mattis runs are now closed for the season, and the Piste L may close throughout the day. On the snowfront the Legettaz lift is now closed, and the Rogoney is in operation between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

In the Bellevarde sector, the Funicular, Bellevarde Express, Loyes, and Lanches lifts have now closed for the season. The Joseray, Club des Sports, Moutons, Tines, snow park, and the bottom portion of OK, G and Diebold have now closed for the season. Skiing in Tignes can still be accessed via the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

Cross Country skiers can choose between the trails 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 2/5 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

The local news this morning is dedicated to yesterday's municipal council meeting. 15 elected officials were in attendance of this important meeting with 19 points on the agenda. This meeting was held a week in advance, as it's usually the first Monday of the month. It seemed appropriate to bring the session forward instead of next Monday, May 6th, the day after the official end of the season.

Patrick Martin presented the ski lift prices for summer skiing and for next winter. He reiterated that the price increase is contractual and based on an index. A day pass next winter will cost €71 compared to €66 this year. Discounted prices for families with two children are offered, and children under 8 years old will still ski for free. The mayor also claims that Val d'Isère is the only ski area to offer this free service. The price of a pedestrian pass will remain the same as this winter, €18.
Regarding summer skiing, a day pass will increase to €35, and €312 for the season. There was also an overall increase in Val d'Isère Téléphériques' turnover of around 5%, for a total of 54 million euros, compared to more than 70 million euros at STGM.
Lucie Martin reminded people of the prices compared to a day at Disneyland, at a €97 minimum in May, she feels the value for money of our ski area being much more advantageous.

Following the discussions on lift passes, the results of the consultation and the exit from the ZAC were voted on, making it possible to exit this real estate project which saw the light of day in 2012.

A look was taken in the financial aspect, with the administrative accounts for the year 2023. Two noteworthy figures to remember; there was an operating surplus in 2023 of €873,305, and an investment surplus of almost €5 million.
This means that less was spent in 2023 than what it had planned, these surpluses will now add to the operating and investment budgets for the current year. The significant investment surplus is explained by the “protected” sum for the project on the old swimming pool building.
Likewise for the cultural and sports equipment budget, with a surplus in the operating budget of around €70,000. There was also a surplus in the investment account to the tune of €135,000.

In addition to these administrative accounts, the tourist tax was discussed with a proposed increase from January 1st, 2025. An average increase of 3.77% across the different categories, without increasing the rate for campsites and 1 and 2 star accommodations, as the tax is already at its limit. For a 3-star hotel, the tourist tax will increase from €1.76 per night to €1.87 in 2025.

Otherwise, the pricing of the Bike Park was discussed for this summer. Access to the ski lifts remains free for pedestrians, but the price to access to the Bellevarde slopes via the Olympique and Borsat will be €19 per day, and a season pass will cost €167.


- The village seniors will meet this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Municipal Council room for an Origami workshop, at the invitation of the CCAS.
- The Tourism Office is open from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and then 2 - 6 p.m.
- The Aqua Leisure complex is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Vie Val d'Is is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then 3 - 6 p.m.
- The Media Library is open between 2 - 6 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Post Office is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then 2 – 5:30 p.m.
- The Town Hall 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

- 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.
- 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.
- The Bananas will become Les Fils à Maman this summer! To celebrate the end of this season and this renewal, tonight go back to your childhood with Les Fils à Maman and music from the 80s and 90s.
- The Corniche restaurant located behind the church is open for lunch and dinner until the end of this season! Take advantage of its sunny terrace or the warmth of its interior to spend a friendly moment around a good table and its Savoyard specialties.

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