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English Weather, News, Ski Report - December 13, 2023



Back to normal after these two days of rain, we woke up to beautiful snowfall this morning at the resort, with 15 cm measured at 7 a.m. and potential accumulations towards 20cm over the course of the day. Temps will cool slightly over the course of the day, dipping down to -1 in the afternoon.
An avalanche control took place across the entire ski area this morning. You can listen to the morning show live on Radio Val for information on the latest openings.


The roads were white in the resort this morning, with snow all the way down to l'arret de la Raie. Chains are strongly advised.

Ski Report
Due to the current difficult weather conditions and strong winds at altitude, delays are to be expected in certain areas. Please respect all signage, and avalanche closures. The situation is evolving constantly.

As of 10 a.m. the situation is as follows :
The Pisaillas area will have a delayed opening this morning. It is a good idea to check our website for updates.
In the Fornet sector, all pistes should be accessible pending operation of the ski lifts.
Over on Solaise, the majority of the terrain is expected to open apart from the Arcelle, Marmottons, L, Combe Martin, and Mattis.

The Bellevarde area currently has all runs open, with the exception of the Orange, OK, Santons, and Epaule Charvet.

Cross Country skiers can head out to either the Manchet Valley, or the Lake d'Ouillette.  Pedestrians please note that the Joseray, Pont Saint Charles, and Sources are closed.

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
Journalist Lucie Paltz released a book at the beginning of November titled “Born to Ski”. A beautiful work which paints a portrait of 27 female skiers, ranging from alpine ski champions, to freestylers, to high mountain guides. Far from just another book about pure sporting performance, or racing anecdotes, Lucie Paltz presents what great women bring to skiing.
A signing session will be organized at5:30pm Saturday during the Critérium Dames at Barmes de l'Ours. Lucie will be accompanied by two great champions, Tessa Worley and Federica Brignonne. A literary meeting will follow at 6 p.m., open to everyone.
A full crowd last night at La Doudoune for the Vie Val d'Is welcome evening. Many seasonal workers, mainly French but also some English speakers, took part in several activities offered. The free meal and refreshment bar was enjoyed by all.
It was also an opportunity for Vie Val d'Is to talk about the Little Big Festival. The Val d'Isère amateur film festival, organized with the team from the Congress Center and Radio Val d'Isère, returns this winter for its fourth edition with an evening at the CHO on March 29. Amateur filmmakers are invited to make films, 6 minutes maximum. Filming should take place between February 26 and March 17. Since 2020, the objective remains the same, to have a good time together in front of your films broadcast on a giant screen.
More info and information is available on the Little Big Festival website: https://littlebig3.wixsite.com/festival


Today's Agenda

-Cinema: 5:30 p.m.: Migration, 8:30 p.m. Napoleon

-The aqua sports center is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

-The Tourist Office is open from 9am to 7:30 p.m.

-The media library is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2pm to 6pm

-The town hall is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2pm to 6pm

-Vie Val d’Is is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-The reservation center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Night time at the aqua sports center: The Aqua Sports Center team invites you to relax in a cozy atmosphere in the center's pools. Wellness offered between 7:30 p.m. and 10pm with the purchase of a pool entry.

Free Public Transport


-The red train runs from La Daille to Fornet via the slopes roundabout every 6 minutes, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. then every 20 minutes until 2 a.m.

-The blue train goes up to Legettaz every 15 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m.

-The yellow train takes you to the Manchet valley via rue de la Balme, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. every 20 minutes

-The Val Tignes shuttle runs between our two resorts. 6 round trips per day, departing from Val d’Isère bus station: 7:50 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 6:15 p.m. Departing from Tignes 1800: 8:05 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.; 4:35 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

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