Not a cloud in sight as we head into another day of flawless sunshine. Bluebird conditions will be met with light winds at all altitudes throughout the day. The temperature inversion persists in the area, with Pisaillas seeing a minimum of 0° overnight. Temperatures are expected to continue to warm up today, expecting a top of 7° at 2000m. As of 9 a.m. The recorded temperatures are -4° here in the village, +4° at the top of Solaise and +1° at Pisaillas.
The roads are clear, with no major difficulties expected for vehicles travelling in the region today.
The majority of the ski area is now open to the public, with ski patrol working hard to open the rest of the terrain by the end of the week. Most runs in the ski area were groomed overnight.
The Pisaillas area will be open for skiing today, with all runs expected to open apart from the Pays Desert. In the Fornet sector, almost everything is now, and the Signal drag lift has a chance of opening for the first time this season. Mangard remains the only option down to the Fornet Village.
Over on Solaise, the majority of the terrain is now open to the public apart from Cugnai, 3000, the Manchet Express and their corresponding runs. In addition, piste L will remain closed.
In the Bellevarde sector, a portion of the OK run will be reserved for racing, otherwise, everything else is open with the exceptions of the Santons, Criterium, the Border Crosses, and the Snowpark. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses chairlift.
Cross Country skiers can head out to either the Manchet Valley, or the Lake d'Ouillette. Pedestrians are spoiled for choice, all of our walking trails are open. However Les Sources and La Daille currently do not have enough snow to be groomed by a machine.
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.
The last race for the athletes of this year's Criterium de la Première Neige went off without a hitch yesterday. A Super G under the sun, with a large audience, coming to applaud the best skiers on the planet. Two Italians on the podium, Federica Brignone on the top step, and Sofia Goggia in third.
The Norwegian Kajsa Vickhoff Lie snuck in between the Italians in second place, with her second podium on the World Cup circuit, after her victory on the Kvitfjell downhill last season.
Only 32 competitors finished out of 57, the course and its icy surface being extremely demanding and unforgiving.
In other competition news, the French ski mountaineering cup saw Diégo Bonnevie, a Val d'Isère Sports Club athlete finish in an impressive 5th place. On Saturday, he covered the 500m of altitude gain difference between Le Praz and Courchevel in 27 minutes, and 33 seconds. An amazing feat for the skier, who finished 25th last week during the World Cup course in Méribel.
- 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 Vie Val d'Is office is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 3 – 6 p.m.
- The media library will be open from 2 – 6 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Town Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 2 – 6 p. m.
- The Post Office is open from 9 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. and then 2 – 5:30 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 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.
The plate of the day at Les Halles de Val for this sunny Monday is a Jean Yves-style veal blanquette