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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 1, 2024

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WEATHER

New month, but similar weather to the last few days.
The sky will clear later this morning and the sun will shine.
Temperatures have also not changed,  still an inversion so cooler in the village than on the tops of the mountains.
The wind may intermittently blow from the North East  at 50 to 60 km/hour.
At 09.30 the temperature is

  • -4° in the Village.
  • -4° on Bellevarde.
  • -2° on Solaise.
  • -4° on Pisaillas.

Maximum temperature is expected to be  +5 ° at 2000 meters.

Be careful as the pavements and areas in front of many buildings are ICY.

ROADS

There are no problems on our local roads as long as everyone drives sensibly.

SKI REPORT

The good news is that all our lifts and nearly all of our pistes are OPEN.

On Pisaillas

Every thing will open and the pistes are all groomed except the Cascade.

At Le Fornet

All the pistes and lifts are open EXCEPT the Tunnel piste.
The pistes that were not groomed are

  • Petit bois
  • Foret    
  • Table d'Orientation
  • Signal

On Solaise

Everything is open.
The pistes that were not groomed

  • Rhone Alps
  • The Marmottons
  • The S
  • 3000

The L may close this afternoon due to the risk of avalanche, as there is a wind slab sitting above it.
So don’t risk skiing down if it is closed.

On Bellevarde

Everything is open.

There will be training on

  • Joseray
  • Raye

The following were  not groomed

  • Borsat
  • Criterium
  • G

Santons may close this afternoon due to risk of a slab avalanche.
Again, do not nip under the ropes and ski down when it is clearly closed.

The snow park is open and has a good selection of jumps to suit all levels.

NOBODY is allowed to ski down the Brinzei touring track even though you may remember it as the Trifolet piste.

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 1 out of 5.

If considering skiing off piste.
There are corniches and slabs which could take you for an unexpected,  fast and scary ride.
Ski only with people you know could find you AND dig you out QUICKLY.
Or book to ski with a mountain guide.

At the moment the lower slopes are  very ‘fast’,
particularly in the afternoons after the mornings skiers have hardened the surface that was groomed overnight.
PLEASE slow down so you don't lose the little control
you thought you had and injure someone.

If your legs are tired, bow out gracefully and take the lift down.

Our walking paths are all open, though the Col de l'Iseran may close later.

LOCAL NEWS

If traveling on Saturday, read carefully,
The construction workers  have decided to come out in support of the agricultural workers and are planning mass action on Saturday, blocking the motorway between Chambery and Albertville.
Farmers + changeover day = misery on the roads.
If you can be flexible, keep an eye on the news and if it is definitely going to happen (it could well change by Saturday) and you can avoid travelling during it, stay and SKI.

The AGM of the Vie Val d’is took place yesterday evening.
The room was filled with about 40 or so members  from all sections of our workforce : local workers, seasonal workers, people employed all year around, from public or private enterprises, some retired people and even a new born baby.

The agenda, including financial reports was voted through unanimously.
This season we should reach a record 4000 members, and the budget has also increased and should reach €350,000 this year.
The huge increase in membership over the last couple of years, is mostly driven by foreign seasonal workers attracted by the discounted ski pass.
The Association only gains a very small percentage from these sales.
The President, Steve le Briquir, reminded us that the primary purpose of the Vie Val d'Is is to improve the quality of life for the people who work in our village.
There are only 2 full time employees who work all year, and another 2 who are employed for the winter but they are supported by 60 or so volunteers.
They are planning to extend the scope of the activities and events.
Unlike any other AGM, the meeting finished with a friendly Quiz.

Once again, the cross-country ski relay race last night was sold out.
This good humoured event, despite the barely disguised rivalry, has become very popular both for the teams and the spectators!
40 skiers competed, amongst whom were a healthy mixture of local children, holidaymakers and seasonal workers.
It was a particularly long track, but the winning team still managed a lap a minute.
As additional motivation, Radio Val awarded a prize for the most inventive aerial tricks performed on the lumps, bumps and banks.

There was a Franco-Greek Medal Ceremony last night at the Tsantéleina.
A small token of our appreciation for the loyalty shown by both a couple from Lyon
and a gentleman from Greece.



Today's Events

17.00
Discover the NéoExpérience

A squash room in the Swimming Pool & Sports Centre has been transformed into an
immersive, interactive, games room.  
A sporty, entertaining technological  experience that anyone can join in.
There are a dozen or more ball games waiting for you.

17.45
Human Curling

At the bottom of the slopes in La Daille.
Fun and free.
Transform yourself into a missile, released by your team mates and aimed at the target.
If your nerves don’t like the sound of ‘missile’ at least come and cheer them on.
Children must be accompanied by their parents, and helmets are strongly recommended.
No need to reserve.

20.30
Iron Claw is being shown in English with French subtitles in the Cinema in the Maison de Val.

Suggestion of the Day

Why not book to have dinner under the stars, at 2551 metres.
The bubble lift on Solaise is opened exclusively for Gigi’s guests on Friday from 19.00.  
This will be a special ride, simultaneously giving you the opportunity of enjoying the night lights of Val
and taking you away from
the hustle & bustle of everyday life.
Please remember to book by
phone +33 4 58 83 00 91
or email contact@gigi-valdisere.com
as it will understandably be very popular.

Free Public Transport

The red shuttle bus (‘le train rouge’) runs between La Daille and Le Fornet, via the roundabout adjacent to the nursery slopes (‘Rond-point des Pistes’) every 6 minutes from 07.00 to 19.00 and then every 20 minutes until 02.00.

The blue shuttle bus (‘le train bleu’) travels between the Rond-point des Pistes and Legettaz every 15 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.

The yellow shuttle bus (‘le train jaune’) takes you to the Manchet valley via the main street and the rue de la Balme every 20 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.

The shuttle bus between Val d’Isère and Tignes does 6 round trips a day.The shuttle bus between Val d’Isère and Tignes does 6 round trips a day.

  • Leaving La Daille at 07.55, 08.35 and 10.50 in the morning and 16.25, 17.25 and 18.20 pm in the afternoon.
  • Leaving Tignes 1800 at 8.05, 8.45 and 11.00, in the morning and 16.35, 17.35 and 18.30 in the afternoon.
Opening times

The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre is open from 10.00 to 21.00.
The Ice-Skating Rink is open from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Multimedia Library is open from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Town Hall (La Mairie) is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Association for Employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val Dis) is open from 15.00 to 18.00.
The Reservation Centre (On the Lower Ground Floor of the Tourist Office) is open from 08.30 to 19.00.
The Post Office is open from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30.

PIDA lundi matin sur l'ensemble du domaine skiable.

La route est blanche en station, noire à la sortie des tunnels

Fermeture de la route entre le Fornet et les Richardes aux piétons et de la route du Chatelard a partir de 19h.

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