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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 8, 2024



Overcast conditions persist in the local area, with rather dense cloud cover, and a new delivery of sand will be blown in from afar. The Southerly wind continues its presence across our mountains, getting up to speeds of 60 km/hr. Currently it's gusting up to 30 km/hr at Pisaillas.
Another warm start to the day and at 9 o'clock temperatures are sitting at 7°C in the village, 6.5°C at the top of Bellevarde, and 2.5°C at Pisaillas. Another toasty day out there, as we are expecting at top of 13°C at 2000m.


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

Ski Report

As we head into spring, some runs will close throughout the day due to rising avalanche danger with the warm temperatures.

The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will be opening to the public today, all lifts and runs are expected to open. The Combe du Geant may close due to avalanche danger.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will open on time this morning, however the Piste L will not open today due to avalanche danger, and the Marmottons is now closed at the bottom. The Aiglons and Route du Col may close throughout the day.Everything will be open on the snowfront today including the tobogganing area.

In the Bellevarde sector, the majority of the terrain will be open today apart from the Santons. Portions of the Raye and the OK and Orange runs will be reserved for racing today, and will reopen to the public afterwards. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can head out to any of our trails today, apart from the Branges. The Pont St. Charles walking path may close later this afternoon.

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

The elected officials of the commune will meet at 8:30 this morning for the April Municipal Council meeting. A big morning with 18 points on the agenda, including the membership of the National Association of Mountain Resort Mayors (ANMSM), the vote on ski pass prices for the end of the season, and a discussion around Alpine Park. In regards to town planning, a third modification of the Local Urban Plan will be proposed. Finally on the financial side, the parking, water and sanitation budgets will be voted on for 2024, while the 2023 administrative accounts of these same budgets will be presented.
This is a public meeting that you can attend in person, or via YouTube, thanks to the town's IT department. A recap will be written in tomorrow's local news.
A public meeting will also be held this evening regarding off-season and summer construction projects. It begins at 8 p.m. at the Splendid cinema, for those who cannot make it, a report will be provided in tomorrow's local news.

The wolf was spotted yesterday in the ski area. The animal was seen yesterday around 10:30 a.m. on the Fontaine Froide and Collet slopes. It was photographed from the Fontaine Froide chairlift. (our photo, credit: Fred Mazieres).

Here are the Monday morning results of the skiers of the Val d'Isère Sports Club, during the recent alpine ski competitions. On the podium side, Jules Dufour Drai had a fantastic 2nd place finish in the U14's Super G at the Scara, and also the second place finish for Timéo Lefranc in his age category.
During the FIS city race in St. Foy yesterday, Valentine Belmonte finished 2nd in the GS, and Rouslan Zaysser-Lacroix won the race for the boys.
Two riders on the podium in their age category, in the Peisey Super G Bronze Cup: Come Ferrando, 1st and Louis Pierre, 3rd. Lila Rivet climbs onto the third step of the U18's podium on the giant of the Luxembourg national championships yesterday at home.
Finally, in the JB Cup U10's in Valloire on Saturday, Olivia Angus won the race, and Alice Paterson finished 3rd.
Congratulations to all our champions, a full list of results can be found in the French version of this morning's local news.

Today's Events

- 2 - 6 p.m. Waste sorting workshop: Come learn the right habits for virtuous waste sorting, in the Tourist Office square, with the team from the Community of Communes of the Haute Tarentaise.
- 5:45 p.m. on the snowfront; Snake Gliss tobogganing. These collective snow-snakes can be enjoyed by all ages in groups of up to 10 people. Come along this evening under the lights and sounds of the Savonette slope.


- The Tourism Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- The Aqua Leisure complex is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Vie Val d'Is is open from 10 a.m. - 12 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.
- 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

On April 19th, 20th and 21th, the Signal Restaurant located at the top of the Fornet cable car is full of good vibes and good sound for its closing weekend. DJs will be playing on the terrace from noon to 7 p.m. Then the party will continue at the Poya restaurant until 2a.m. We are ready and waiting for you all!

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