We greet the day with 15 cm of fresh snow in the village, with another couple of centimeters expected across the morning, down to an elevation of 600m. This afternoon will be overcast, with the sun attempting to peek through the clouds. Moderate winds are predicted throughout the day, gusting up to 40 km/hr.
At 9:30 a.m. temperatures are measuring -3° degrees in the village, -7° up on Solaise, and -12° in Pisaillas. Today we can expect a top of -5 degrees at 2000m.
Winter, snowy conditions can be found on the local roads this morning, Snow tyres will suffice for all vehicles on the road. Pedestrians should take care this morning, as the sidewalks are very slippery.
25cm of fresh snow has been recorded up at Pisaillas, as we look forward to another great day of early season skiing.
The Pisaillas area will open to the public, with the majority of runs expected to open apart from the Combe du Geant and the Cascade. In the Fornet sector, the following runs will be open today; Col, Pont Abatte, Pre-Chemin and the bottom section of the Pyramid and Vallon runs. Mangard is also open, taking you down to the Fornet village.
Over on Solaise, today we will have Leissieres, Glaciers, Plan Millet, alongside the Madeleine chairlift and its corresponding runs. Plan and Piste M taking you back down to the snow front. Currently on the snowfront, the Savonette is the only lift in operation.
The Bellevarde area will have a variety of skiing open today to the public. Notably, the Face de Bellevarde will be closed to the public, as it is in preparation for the World Cup races. Open runs include ; top sections of the Ok and Orange, Diebold, Les Tines, Piste Verte, Fontaine Froide, Collet, Grande-Pré, Génépy, Borsat, Col de Fresse, G, and the Raye. Access to Tignes will be possible today via the Tommeuses chairlift.
Cross country skiers and pedestrians can head out to the Manchet valley, along the summer road up to the waterfall. The pedestrian walking at the Pont St. Charles is also open today.
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.
Yesterday proved to be a surprisingly short city council meeting yesterday, it took barely an hour to discuss the 18 items on the agenda. Most topics were voted on unanimously, without discussion.
In the introduction, Mayor Patrick Martin spoke of the decision to exclude Val d'Isère from the 2030 Olympic games. He announced that the municipality would work together to host the men's and women's slaloms as initially proposed. Val d'Isère is closely linked to Winter Olympic history and not organizing events here is like "Paris without the Eiffel Tower, a football match in London without Wembley'' . Letters on this topic have been sent to the Minister of Sports, to the Prime Minister, and even to the President of the Republic. An audience with the International Olympic Committee was requested with the help of Jean Claude Killy, who remains very active on the subject. Updates and changes can be expected in the coming days, possibly during the Critérium de la Première Neige.
Discussions then turned to the 'Communauté de commune de Haute Tarentaise', an organisation who receives an annual subsidy of €5,700,000 to promote tourism in the region. Val d'Isère receives the biggest share, receiving €1,900,000 each year, adding to the budget of Val d'Isère Tourisme. The municipalities of Bourg St Maurice and Montvalezan are questioning this distribution and would like to receive more, to the detriment of our municipality. The inter-community council meeting on Thursday promises to be particularly heated on this subject. The current proposition for the distribution of this subsidy would cause our municipality to lose €700,000 annually.
Making a comeback this evening at the media library, is game night. The first Tuesday of every month this winter, come and discover a myriad of different board games, something for everyone. Whether you are simply curious or a seasoned player, you will definitely find what you are looking for. The evening will be hosted by the 'Orée des idées' team, board game specialists in Bourg St Maurice. Meetup at the media library tonight from 8 - 9:30 p.m., open and free to all.
Senior citizens of the village are invited to an artistic workshop this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Maison de Val with Rozenn, hosted by the CCAS.
- The cinema will be showing 'The Old Oak' in English at 8:30 p.m.
- The Media Library will be open from 2 – 6 p.m., and then Game Night will be from 8 – 9:30 p.m.
- The ice skating rink will be open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- 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 Mayor's office will be open from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. And then 2 – 6 p.m.
- The Red Shuttle will be circulating between la Daille and the Fornet every 6 minutes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and then every 20 minutes until 2 a.m.
- The Yellow shuttle, up to the Manchet Valley, leaves every 15 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 11:20 p.m.
- The Blue shuttle will be going up to the Legattaz 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 the central bus station at 7:50 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 4:20 p.m. 5:20 p.m. and 6:15 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.