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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 15, 2024



Anyone who was out of bed in time to see the sunrise was lucky, not only was it beautiful, but it might be the only sun you see today.

We are in for a cloudy day, dare I mention 'white out', so remember to take low light lenses out with you.

Bizarrely for February, we have Spring-like temperatures.
The maximum temperature at 2000 metres is predicted to reach +9°.

At 9.30 the temperature is

-2° in the Village.
+4° on Solaise.
+3° on Bellevarde.
-1° on Pisaillas.

There will be a South Westerly wind
with gusts of up to 50 km/h this afternoon.


No problems are expected on the roads in or around Val d'Isère today.


The good news is that ALL our lifts and pistes are open except for the Tunnel piste in Le Fornet.
Even better, apart from a  few usual suspects most of the pistes were groomed overnight.
On Bellevarde there will be training

  • this morning  on the upper parts of the OK and Orange
  • most of the day on The Raye

Remember that the Santons and the L may close later due to the real risk of avalanche into these gulleys.
Please respect the decision of our experienced Ski patrollers and don’t ski down a closed run.
They don't close runs just to annoy you........

The pistes that were not groomed are :

On Bellevarde

  • The G

On Solaise

  • 3000
  • Glaciers
  • Marais
  • Marmottons
  • Rhône- Alpes
  • S

At le Fornet

  • Fôret
  • Petit Bois
  • Table d’Orientation
  • Variante Col

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is again 2 out of 5
but the dangers off piste are not restricted to avalanches.

Consider how helpful your chosen companions would be in an emergency.

Don’t follow tracks, unless they are freshly carved out by your mountain guide.

Excluding les Branges, which has been closed all season.
All of our many and varied walking paths and cross county tracks are open.


Today is an important day for  Val d’Isère as we should soon know whether our passionate campaign to be included in the bid by the French Alps to host the 2030 Winter Olympics has been successful.  
The final dossier will be submitted to the International Olympic committee on 26th of February.

Yesterday Solaise accidentally closed a little late as mechanical problems stopped first the Laisinant chair, for a few minutes, and later the Madeleine chairlift, for nearly 30 minutes.
Luckily the STVI lift experts restarted it before the 20 or so passengers needed to be lowered down.
This would possibly have been scary, especially for beginners, though that could have been a fun adventure to share afterwards in the warmth of a bar.

Ski lift stats.

The sales of passes during the non-school-holiday weeks of January were good but 4% less than January 2023, although that was an extraordinary year.
However, overall this season, not including this week, there has already been an increase of  8%.

The French actor Said Taghmaoui, who appeared in films including GI Joe, Wonder Woman and the British film, My Brother the Devil, as well as a host of French films, travelled from his home in the USA to spend time in Val d’Isère. 
He enjoyed meeting up with the Killy family, and his many other local friends, but was here primarily to ski !

Before leaving he joined the list of celebrities who have visited RadioVal.
The video interview is on our website.

It was the turn of the Savoyarde Hotel to host the latest Medal Ceremony.
Audrey & Bruce Page, a British couple,  both received silver medals, after skiing here for 32 years.
Only a few years until they catch up Carole Kerchen whose 40 years were rewarded with a gold medal.
A small token of our gratitude for your loyalty.

After the spectacular torchlight descent by the instructors on Tuesday, tonight will be the cuter version.
will be skiing down the Savonette nursery slope holding lanterns.  
This event is part of a Fundraiser organised by ‘Childhood & the Mountains’ who will be raising funds for
the Little Princes charity which helps dreams come true for seriously ill children.

There will also be a  demonstration of the handiski,
on which a disabled person can sit safely, while someone skis behind, guiding them down the slope,
so that despite their handicap
they can still enjoy the sensation of gliding down our mountains.


Today's Events

Come to le Fornet and meet the Bailletaz nature reserves rangers
on the path that heads towards Pont St Charles.
They will share their expert knowledge
so you can learn about our mountain fauna.

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 and your friends.

It is busy on the Savonnette nursery slope this evening !
17.45 - 19.45
Try Yooner

This modern version of a Paret.
Originally this  was wooden and consisted of a single ski,
a plank to sit on and
a handle for ‘ control’
but the Yooner is a new light, comfortable,
easy to handle sledge.
Children must be at least 7 years old, and accompanied by a parent.
It is free and you don’t have to reserve.    

There is a much younger, MUCH cuter version of Tuesday's torchlight descent.
Children will ski down holding lanterns. 
if you know a child who would also love to light up our hearts and slopes,
please contact the ESF, the French Ski School.

Suggestions of the Day

Why not book to have Dinner under the Stars, at 2551 metres.
From 19.00 Friday evening.  
The bubble lift  that takes you up Solaise is opened for Gigi’s guests

This will be a special ride BOTH
seeing the night lights of Val
taking you away from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life.
Please remember to  phone
+33 4 58 83 00 91
or email
to reserve your place

There is another
Evening at 2512 metres
From 19.00 both today and tomorrow at la Plage de l’Ouill ette Restaurant on the top of Solaise.
You must phone to reserve.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise Bubble Lift by 20.00.

The Etincelle Restaurant on the nursery slope is open this evening.
Beautiful location, great food to try for the first time,
as with so many of our guests, we are sure you will return for more !

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 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.
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 20.00.
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.

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