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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 29, 2024



To celebrate this extra February day we have
spring-like temperatures and grey skies.
The clouds will however be quite high.
May not last, but at 10.00 we could see some blue sky outside of our huge windows.

Good news is that it should start snowing again this afternoon,
down to 1700 metres, and continue overnight,
so we could wake to up to 20 centimetres
of fresh snow.

At 9.40 the temperature is
+4° in the Village.
-7° on Pisaillas

The maximum temperature will be +6° at 2000 metres.


No problems are expected on our roads today.


ALL of our many lifts and  pistes are open, except for the Tunnel piste in Le Fornet.
Most of The pistes were groomed overnight.

Those not groomed are :


  • Fôret
  • Petit Bois
  • Signal


  • S
  • Marmottons


  • Borsat
  • The G

    As a treat the steep black run the
    Epaule du Charvet WAS groomed

There will be training this morning on the

  • upper part of the OK
  • upper part of the Orange

There will be racing on

  • The Raye

The Santons, the L and the Combe du Geant
are likely to close early due to a high risk of avalanche, especially on this warm day.

Don't irritate our ski patrollers by skiing down a closed run.

Tignes can be accessed via the
Tommeuses or Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is again 3 out of 5.

If you are tempted to ski off piste,
ski only with people who have the right kit
AND know how to use it.......
Someone like a mountain guide !

All of our walking paths and cross county tracks are open apart from

  • les Branges
  • the Col de l’Iseran.


Happy Leap Year Day !
Especially to anyone whose Birthday it is today !

There is a public meeting at 10.00 this morning in the salle du Conseil Municipal to discuss the future development of the Iseran Pass.

Three masters students from Savoie Mont Blanc University have spent months
researching the area taking into account the various constraints of this high mountain pass
which is both so close to the Vanoise Parc and at the heart of a major route through the Alps.
They will be presenting proposals of how to improve the area in a way that is
sustainable, preserves & promotes the local heritage, the environment and remains attractive to tourists.
A previous study in 2019 didn’t impress people either on our side or in Bonneval.
Everyone is welcome at the meeting where the students will present their findings,
but if you can’t make it, maybe you would prefer to ski, we will put a summary on our website tomorrow.

Tuesday's Torchlight Descent that was cancelled due to the bad weather, will take place this evening at 19.00.
More than 100 instructors will ski down the Face de Bellevarde holding LED torches
making an illuminated snake which will be accompanied by a spectacular
Fireworks Display while the mountain will also be lit up by Dick's laser.

Colleagues of the snake-parts will warm the expected huge crowd of spectators with mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Please remember a 2 euro coin for the Ecocup – the proceeds will go ~
to the local charity ‘In Gabin’s eyes’.

The French Ski School (ESF) have also organised a cute,
and possibly even more popular, supporting act which will take place at
when children will ski down the Savonette piste clutching lanterns.

Meanwhile, Down at la Daille.
This season’s second Avaline Trax ski touring race will take place.
If you want to take part, hurry, as it is very popular and nearly all the places have already been booked.
To remind those tempted....it is a climb of almost 500 vertical metres from the nursery slope at the Daille to the top of the Bubble lift.
Skiers will then head to the Tontons Bar for both well deserved refreshment and the award ceremony.
Prizes have been donated by partners of the Sports Club including Dynastar and Millet.

The Savoyarde hosted another medal ceremony yesterday evening, for four loyal skiers.
A father and son each received a medal after clocking up a century of loyalty to Val d'isère.
Michel Daigne was awarded one of our new-this-season platinum medals
in recognition of his 60 years, while his son a gold after a very respectable 40 years.
Michel is well known both by members of the Bridge Club and for “Jazz a Val” which he presented for many years on RadioVal.

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.

The Avaline Trax

This famous nocturnal ski touring race is back this evening with
a climb of 480 metres from the bottom of La Daille.
You can race on your own, with a partner or in a group.
You don’t even HAVE to be timed if you don’t want to !
The ‘non-timed’ start at 17.45 and the timed at 18.00
It will be a beautiful climb, before finishing with a
prize giving ceremony and refereshments at the Tontons in la Daille.
Prizes have been donated by partners of the Sports Club who have organised this event.
12 euro entry fee per person.
Register on Valsport.org

There is a much younger, MUCH cuter version of this evening’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.

Tel : 00 33 4 79 06 02 34

Torchlight descent and Firework Display.

Instructors from the French Ski School will snake down the steep black run
the Face de Bellevarde holding torches
and the skies will be lit by an impressive firework display
while Dick will light up the mountain with his laser.
Spectators will be served hot drinks.
Please bring a  2 euro coin for the Ecocup – the proceeds going to the local charity
“In Gabin’s eyes”
Dans les yeux de Gabin

Suggestions of the Day

There is another
"Evening at 2512 metres"
From 19.00 today at la Plage de l’Ouillette Restaurant on the top of Solaise.
You must phone to reserve.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise Bubble Lift by 20.00.
Restaurant Ouillette Val d'Isère

Why not book to have "Dinner under the Stars, at 2551 metres".
From 19.00 tomorrow 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
Gigi Restaurant

The Etincelle Restaurant on the nursery slope is open this evening.
Beautiful location, delicious food.
To share with your Family and friends.
L'Etincelle Restaurant

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.

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