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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 27, 2024



Snowflakes are floating down through town this morning, under a completely overcast sky. Precipitation will become more intense at the end of the day, with an accumulation of 30-40 cm of snow possible by tomorrow morning. There's a moderate Easterly wind present up high today, currently gusting up to 25 km/hr at Pisaillas.
As for temperatures, at 9 a.m. it is -1°C in the village, -5.5°C at the top of Solaise, and -9°C at Pisaillas. Throughout the day, we can expect a top of 0°C at 2000m.


The roads are mostly clear despite a thin layer of snow. Those equipped with snow tyres should have no difficulties.

Ski Report

An additional couple of centimetres of snow fell yesterday, with plenty more coming down throughout the day today. Poor visibility can be expected in the alpine today. The wind may affect the status of certain lifts, please respect all closures across the ski area.

The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will be open, with all runs apart from the Tunnel.

Over on Solaise, everything is open, likewise on the snow front including the tobogganing area.

In the Bellevarde sector, there is racing this morning on the top sections of the OK and Orange runs and the Raye, and it will re-open to the public later in the day. The Expert Border Cross will remain closed. 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 and the Col d'Iseran walking trails.

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.

Local News

Due to the difficult weather, the ESF torchlight descent and fireworks display, initially scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening, has been postponed until Thursday, same place and same time.
Just before, spectators will also be able to enjoy the children's lantern descent on the Savonnette slope, which will leave at 6:45 p.m. The little ones will be arriving at the bottom just as the older ones set off down the Face de Bellevarde.

Another event planned for this Thursday evening, is the second edition of the Avaline Trax. At La Daille, on the other side of town to the torchlight descent, there will be numerous ski touring enthusiasts starting from the La Daille snow front, heading up to the top shack of the gondola, 500m higher. Afterwards is a quick ski down to the Tonton's bar for a drink, and the prize giving ceremony.
Hurry up and register on the Sports Club website, the previous race filled up quickly. https://www.njuko.net/avaline29-02/select_competition

Helping you see through the flat light of the storm is the Oakley demo day. Today and tomorrow, the equipment manufacturer, a partner of the resort, will offer tests of their latest line of products from their stand set up on the snow front, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to the demos, Oakley is hosting a competition. Like the golden tickets from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, tickets will be hidden all over the village, find a single golden ticket to win prizes.
There will also be a pair of Oakley sunglasses up for grabs here at the Radio tomorrow morning with Valentin.

Always a useful reminder, the downhill runs of our ski area are reserved for those equipped with sliding equipment. It is not authorised, and above all dangerous, to go down the mountain on foot, like the group of three holidaymakers yesterday at the end of the day, who had favoured the joys of beer over the joys of skiing.
They were trying to descend from the summit of Bellevarde, via the OK to continue the party, even though the trails had closed. After the first metres of this red run, they were forced to go back up by nearby instructors, before ski patrol helped them back up to the Olympique telecabin, where they rode down with the STVI team.

Today's Events

- 10 a.m. Nature as an open book: Observation of mountain wildlife with Steve, equipped with a telescope and books from the media library. Binoculars can be borrowed. Meet up in front of the media library.
- Oakley demo day: The Oakley team is setting up in Val d'Isère today and tomorrow to show off their latest line of products, found on the snow front from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- From 5:45 p.m. on the snowfront; Yooner and Snooc. Light to handle and comfortable, these toboggans give a surprising feeling from the very first turn. Come and discover this modern take on the traditional sled, accessible for children with the Yooner and for adults with the Snooc.


- The ice skating rink will be open from 2 p.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 is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then 3 - 6 p.m.
- The Media Library is open between 2 - 6 p.m.
- The Bookings centre is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Post Office is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then 2 – 5:30 p.m.
- The Town Hall 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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