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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 28, 2024



Great news is that we woke up to 17 cm of fresh snow in the village
and 25 cm or more on the mountain.
It stopped snowing about 07.00 but we are not talking
clear blue skies........visibility will still be limited
and although some sun between the clouds was mentioned for this afternoon at 10.00 it is looking a little doubtful.
It is warmer and although there were gusts of 40 km/hour during the night,
the wind has calmed down.

Current temperatures are
0 in the village
-2° on Solaise
-8°on Pisaillas.

Maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +2°.


The snow clearing team started on our roads at 04.00
and have done a great work with their big toys
so  chains are not compulsory
although cars nicely equipped with good snow tyres
are still the best sort of car to have.

Always drive carefully but remember that the road may be more slippy than usual after the compression
from the heavy snow clearing machines.
Even the pavements  in the village have already been cleared.


There is a software problem so the notice boards and the Val d'Isère app
are not currently updating in real time, so when they are saying
«everything is closed»
that is NOT TRUE !!

The ski patrollers are currently still working on the PIDA,
securing the avalanche prone slopes.
Therefore, be patient as although most of our many lifts and pistes will open
there is a small delay opening the higher lifts.
You can already start having fun as most of Bellevarde and Solaise are already open.

Everything is open except the Borsat chairlift
The Boarder Cross and the Snow Park will not open,
so the competition planned for the Snow Park has been cancelled.


Everything is open except for the Cugnai and 3000.

Fornet cable car and Pyramid chairlifts are already open.
The Signal draglift is presenting a 'challenge' to open.
The Tunnel piste will remain closed.

The Pisaillas area should open at 10.00.
The The Combe du Geant piste will remain closed.

Most of The pistes were groomed overnight but
snow may have fallen onto these pistes after they have been groomed.
So beginners beware while more advanced skiers can have fun !

The Santons and the L will probably close early
due to high risk of avalanches.
Don't irritate the ski patrollers by skiing down a closed run.

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses chairlift now and Borsat chairlift when it opens.

The avalanche risk today is again 3 out of 5.
There were plenty of natural slides during the night.
If you fancy skiing off piste ski only with people who
are nifty with a beep and can DIG.
Why not book to ski with a mountain guide ?

All of our walking paths and cross county tracks are open
Apart from les Branges, Pont St Charles and Col de L’iseran.


The ski patrol were at work very early on the PIDA
which is their cunning method of securing the avalanche prone slopes  
Therefore there was a small delay opening the lower lifts.
Always remember that nobody is allowed to wallk up while a PIDA is in progress.

Oakleys are back for a 2nd day at the bottom of the nursery slope, near the Solaise Bubble.
They have been Val d'Isère's Partners for 3 years.
Anyone can visit them and test their latest range of high end glasses and goggles.  
Today's weather is  particularly good for the Oakley marketing team as
challenging visibility this morning
and MAYBE a few rays of sunshine between the clouds this afternoon !
They also have arranged a competition………
ALL you need to do is find the golden ticket
and you will win something amazing from Oakley.

An easier way to win a pair of Oakley glasses was to listen carefully to RadioVal this morning
as we had a pair to give away………
Congratulations to Richard Harrison. of Ski Dreams !
We are sure you will look very cool !

Looking ahead to the end of the season………
The Alpine Park, a brand new event will be premiered from 26th - 28th April.
Last year a film was shot in Val, with local World Cup and Olympic Champion
Clément Noël
while he skied a 'slalom' which was a lot closer to a snowpark than a traditional slalom track.
The idea for the Alpine Park is to create a similar event on the slopes of Bellevarde.
Apart from Clément, many other big names in the Downhill Ski World,
are expected although it can be a brutal sport so some of those who
were keen to come have already had to sadly decline due to injury.
Plans are well underway, though not quite finalised.
It should attract a huge crowd, and apart from the fun of the spectacle,
will help share with the world how good Spring Skiing can be in Val.

Today's Events

09.00 - 16.00
The Oakley team will be on bottom of the nursery slope
to show you their latest range of high quality glasses and goggles – come and try them !
Free to try, and perfect light for testing their low light lenses.

From 15.00
Come and discover the Val Kids area at the top of Solaise – just as you get out of the bubble.
Enjoy a snack while you are shown some of the ‘behind the scenes’ activities of the teams
that work hard to protect you and make your holiday special.  

Learn how :

  • they make snow.
  • the emergency services work.
  • avalanche dogs are trained.

At  17.00
The Multimedia Library is hosting a Video game tournament.  
An immersive experience : competitive spirit + adrenaline + passion + talent
All combine, or collide in the epic battles


A fun and free experience.
Adjust your weight on this bodyboard to feel like you are FLYING across the snow.
For those over nine years old, come to the Savonette nursery slope.
with your enthusiasm , helmet, a parent.

Mass will be celebrated in the Church.

From 19.30 - 22.00
There is a Special Evening event at the Swimming Pool and Sports Centre
You are invited to relax in the centre’s beautiful pools.
Anyone who has bought a ticket for the swimming pool
can take also use the Wellness Centre’s
jacuzzies, saunas and the hammam
without paying the usual extra charge.

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 07.30 to 22.00.
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 10.00 to 12.00 and 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 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00.
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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