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English Weather, News, Ski Report - December 15, 2023


The good weather previously forecast has not yet arrived. At 7am this morning a layer of clouds were still blocking our view of our summits, without bringing any snowfall. The temperatures, although a little cooler, are not at the expected level either. Whereas the French weather forecast predicted -12 degrees at night, we only measured -3 degrees in the village and -12 at Pisaillas.

Temperatures should rise to -4 °C at 2000 m. The morning's partially covered skies should see some clearing around midday.

On the roads: Snow tires remain sufficient for driving.

The Ski Report

In the Pisaillas area, all of the lifts are expected to be in operation, with the exception of the Combe du geant.
The Fornet sector is expected to fully open today, except for the Signal and Tunnel.

Over on Solaise, all slopes should be open with the exception of Arcelle, Marmottons, Cugnai, Lessieres, L, and Saint Jacques. The Gondolas 3000, Manchet, Legettaz are closed.

In the Bellevarde sector, all slopes are anticipated to open, except for Santons, OK, Diebold, Orange.

The Manchet valley is open to Pedestrians.

For Cross Country sky, all paths are open except for les Sources, Joseray and la Daille.  

The avalanche risk is 3/5 today. Be especially careful on the lower off pistes today due to dangerous conditions.

Always ski with a partner, have the appropriate gear and know how to use it, and if in doubt hire a guide.

Local News

Without any doubt, the Criterium is certainely the most impertinent news for today, with the ladies' downhill set at 10:30 a.m. on the Oreiller Killy piste.

The first session was cancelled yesterday, a decision taken due to the less than ideal visibility conditions at midday. This cancellation was made to let the falling snow cover the rest of the track, so that today's session will be perfect, and most importantly, the races this weekend.

As a reminder, at least one run must finish for the descent to take place. Today's scheduled departure at 10:30 a.m is our best chance, with 57 skiers at the start. Fortunately, today's bright daytime sun, coupled with cold conditions, should create ideal conditions for tomorrow's event.  

In other news...For more than a month, due to network outages linked to the floods of November 15, users of the Bouygues network have been facing degraded network quality. Whether from telephone communications, or the use of 4 and 5G networks, service is quite poor.

Bouygues Télécom has been contacted. They have responded by saying that a return to normal is expected by December 21, at the latest.


After today's race, winners are expected on Olympic Avenue this evening for the bib drawing ceremony. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Olympic Avenue will be closed to pedestrians during this time. The official drawing will be at 6 p.m. with a bib drawing ceremony for the 15 best downhill skiers in the white circuit at 6:30 p.m.

- Tourist Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

- The aqua sports center hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

- The ice rink hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- The media library hours: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

- The town hall hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

- Vie Val d’Is hours: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

- The booking center hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- The post office hours: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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 11:20p.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 La Daille: 7:55 a.m., 8:35 a.m., 10:50 a.m.,  4:25 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 6:20 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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