Today will be a mixture of clear and cloudy skies,
becoming increasingly cloudy as the day goes on.
Sadly the sun won't be a feature today.
It was snowing very gently in the village at 7 am but more is expected later, down to 1200 m.
There is a gentle breeze in the village but the Foehn wind is defnitely a big factor for the lifts today with gust of more than 70 km/hour.
The temperature is expected to fall significantly this afternoon.
At 9.30 the temperature is
- +2° in the Village.
- -2° on Solaise.
- -5° on Bellevarde.
- -8° on Pisaillas.
Maximum temperature will be +4° at 2000 meters.
The roads in our village are not a problem.
The traffic on the road up and down the mountain today is,
another story........very busy.......
Although all our lifts and nearly all our pistes were groomed overnight and due to open, the wind is messing with our well honed plans.
After initially opening both le Fornet and Pissaillas on time, both areas were rapidly closed.
Solaise has yet to open at all, apart from the Nursery slope.
As of 10.30 you have the opportunity to ski unimpeded on Bellevarde,
but keep your eyes on the Piste Notice Boards as this may all change and the other areas may open up.
All the pistes on Bellevarde are open except the Boarder Cross and Snow Park, due to poor visability rather than the condition of the snow.
There is training on the Raye.
Everything was groomed except .
- the G
- Epaule du charvet
Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses and Borsat chairlift
The Borsat lift is currently open but may be closed later due to the wind.
Remember The last lifts back are at 16.30 but don’t panic as there are shuttle buses later.
The avalanche risk today is again 2 out of 5.
If considering skiing off piste. minimise your risks and increase your knowledge
by skiing with a professional guide.
Our walking paths are all open except les Branges and the Col l’iseran.
A reminder for everyone, but particularly those who have just arrived for their holidays.
It is lovely seeing the dogs on the paths but please always pick up their poo.
Cross Country Skiing tracks are all open.
As we tentatively mentioned yesterday, today is going to be tricky for those on the roads.
We are expecting to welcome this season's largest number of holidaymakers.
It is the start of the school holidays in
a third of France, including Paris,
Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands.
Amongst others …......
So, a big chunk of Europe is off work and many are heading to the Alps.
As measured between Albertville and Moutiers,
37,000 vehicles are approaching and 28,000 leaving.
On top of the sheer volume of traffic, 5-10 cm of snow should fall above 1200 metres.
Please minimise the risk of chaos, by driving sensibly and arriving safely.
If it snows enough for your car to need chains,
put them on calmly in a designated area and
don't add to anyone's stress by blocking the road.
The worse time to arrive will be between
09.00 and 19.00.
Leaving is more relaxed, and may be slow this morning between
09.00 and 13.00.
Why not stay for an extra few hours, have a bonus ski, a swim or a tasty brunch.
Once everyone has checked in we are looking at 90.2% occupancy.
This is about 10% more than last week and about 4,600 overnight stays more than this week last season.
Continuing with Val’s mission to be included in the 2030 Winter Olympics.
A former director of our Sports Club, Vincent Jay, is currently the Project Manager for the Bid by the French Alps
and was back here yesterday to meet the many local people who are passionate that Val should be included in this bid.
He listened carefully to the long list of carefully crafted arguments explaining why this should happen.
Val CHR, Our Association of hotel, bar and restaurant owners, have committed to offering more than a 1100 beds at a fixed, and fair, price and
The Club Med will have another 400 beds for the athletes.
All in all, along with other holiday accomodation, at least 2560 beds would be available.
There are obviously many other very good reasons, a selection of which we have shared with you over the last few weeks.
The final decision on whether to include Val d'Isère will be taken in the next 5 days.
The World Cup Alpine ski Championships
are back on track after the disruption due to poor conditions in Chamonix last weekend.
Both men & women are racing in the Giant Slalom, the men in Bulgaria while the ladies are in Andora.
Sadly, the Italian racer, Sofia Goggia, was injured while training last week, suffering a frature of her right tibia and fibula, obviously finishing her season.
We wish her a rapid and uneventful recovery.
As Valentines Day approaches,
the Happy Marmotte Shop in the Tourist Office square,
has a great selection of jewellery, accessories and
beautiful things to both decorate your home and
demonstrate your love.
You will find a selection of trendy and responsibly sourced brands.
Something for everyone.
Come and spend a pleasant evening at the
Restaurant le Névé of the Hotel Mont Blanc,
starting with a delicious cocktail,
or drink of your choice,
by the fireplace!
There is an «Evening at 2512 metres»
la Plage de l’Ouillette restaurant on the top of Solaise.
Come and enjoy a truly memorable experience.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise bubble lift up by 20.00.
Going up and down in the bubble
overlooking the bright night lights of Val d’Isère
is fun in itself,
let alone the delicious food and refreshing drinks in between.
Please phone to reserve.
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 20.00 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.
- 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.
The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre is open from 10.00 to 21.00.
The Ice-skating Rink is open from 14.00 to 20.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Reservation Centre (in the basement of the Tourist Office) is open from 08.30 to 20.00.
The Post Office is open from 09.00 to 12.00.