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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 18, 2024



After a vibrant sunrise this morning, conditions will be generally calm. However, a layer of cloud will arrive throughout the day, becoming quite dense, with a chance of snow flurries tonight. Light winds can be expected across the mountains throughout the day.
Another mild start to the morning, at 9 a.m. it's -2°C in the village, 0.5°C at the summit of Bellevarde and -2°C at Pisaillas. The warming trend continues, expecting a maximum of 7°C at 2000m


Calmer traffic is forecasted on the roads today, after a long and trying day yesterday. “Only” 18,000 vehicles are expected on the way up and 22,000 on the way down today. Fluid traffic is expected all day for arrivals, and some small temporary difficulties for departures, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. then again between 6 - 8 p.m.

Ski Report

Great conditions across the entire ski area , with all lifts and practically all runs open to the public today.
The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will be open, with all runs apart from the Tunnel.

Over on Solaise, everything is open, likewise on the snowfront. With the warm temperatures in the afternoon, there is a chance piste L may close later this afternoon.

In the Bellevarde sector, there is race training this morning on the Raye, and it will re-open to the public later in the day. The Santons run may close this afternoon due to rising avalanche danger. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via both the Borsat and Tommeuse chairlifts.

Cross Country skiers and Pedestrians can choose from any of our trails and ski loops today, apart from the Branges.

The avalanche risk is 2/5 today. Always ski with a partner, have the appropriate gear and know how to use it, and if in doubt hire a guide.

Local News

An announcement was made Friday afternoon on the local Facebook page "Le groupe des Pros" that the Fornet sector will close its doors to skiers on April 21st. The area will be closing two weeks early, allowing Val d'Isère Téléphériques to prepare for construction on the Vallon gondola, set to begin as soon as the season ends. The schedule is very tight, with a projected opening for Christmas 2024,so every day of work counts. The Pisaillas sector will remain open with access via the Leissières chairlift and the Col drag lift.
The Solaise and Bellevarde sectors will remain unchanged, as well as the liasons with Tignes, as long as the weather and snow permit.
Lift ticket pricing will also be reduced for the last week of the season, down to €39 per day from April 28th to May 5th

New event is taking place in the snowpark today; Le Savoie Snowboard Tour. Today is the 8th stop of this competition, taking place this morning between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. A competition open to all age categories, and promises to be a great show.

And finally in Alpine skiing World Cup news, a recap of yesterday's Downhill events. Laura Gauche, bib number 1, grabbed a new top 10 in Crans Montana with a 9th place finish. A good effort by the Tignes skier. On the podium, it was Marta Bassino in first place, ahead of Federica Brignone and Lara Gut Behrami. Amongst the men, it was Niels Intermann who won, ahead of Vincent Kriechmayr and the Canadian Alexander Cameron.
Time for the Super Gs today, for both the ladies and the men.

Today's Events

- 8th stage of the Savoie Snowboard Tour: Come participate in the Savoie Snowboard Tour, a slopestyle competition at the Val d'Isère Snowpark organised by Savoie Snowboard. First heat at 10:30 a.m., Second heat at 12:00 p.m with the awards ceremony at 3 p.m.
Helmet and back protector are mandatory. Open to everyone, from the kids right up to the veteran category.
- On the snowfront 1-3 p.m. Snooc-sledding. A seated form of skiing that offers a safe and easy way to whiz down the slopes. Come and try it out under the lights and sounds of the Savonette slope. Free and open to all, children must be supervised by an adult.
- 5 p.m. Introduction to Fat Biking: Every Sunday evening, come and learn about electric Fat-Bikes on the snow. Fred (Instructor-guide) offers you a free introduction to help you discover this new snow sport. Meet in front of the Aqua Leisure Complex, and don't forget gloves and a helmet.
- 6 p.m. Childrens football tournament at the Aqua Leisure Complex.


- The ice skating rink will be open from 2 - 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 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 2 – 6 p.m.

Free Public Transport

- The Red Shuttle will be circulating between La Daille and the Fornet every 6 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and then every 20 minutes until 2 a.m.
- The Yellow shuttle, up to the Manchet Valley, leaves every 20 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.

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