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English Weather, News, Ski Report - February 4, 2024



Another day in the sun with the clear, mild conditions continuing throughout the region today. A moderate North-Westerly wind will be blowing across the mountains, currently at Pisiaillas the wind is gusting up to 50 km/hr.
As for temperatures, at 9 a.m. it is -4°C in the village, 0°C at the summit of Bellevarde and -3°C at Pisaillas. Today it will warm up to a top of 8°C at 2000m.


This morning we can expect a return to relative calm on the roads of theTarentaise after yesterday's traffic jams. Today we are expecting 13,000 vehicles on the way up and 22,000 on the way down. In the direction of arrivals, traffic is expected to be fluid all day, in the direction of departures, traffic is expected between 4 - 8 p.m.

Ski Report

The entire ski area will be open this morning, with fantastic conditions on the groomed runs above tree-line.

The Pisaillas and Fornet sectors will be open without restriction today. All runs will be open today apart from the Tunnel.

Over on Solaise, all lifts will open on time. The bottom section of the Marmottons run is closed due to a lack of snow. Piste L may close in the afternoon due to avalanche danger. Everything is open on the snowfront, including the tobogganing area.

In the Bellevarde sector, everything is open. There is race training this morning on the top portions of the OK/Orange runs, and will re-open to the public later in the day. The Santons may close this afternoon due to avalanche danger. Skiing in Tignes can be accessed via either the Tommeuse or Borsat lifts.

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

Initially scheduled for this weekend, the Chamonix downhill events were cancelled due to lack of snow. As a result, the downhill athletes had a few days free, and the French took the opportunity to come and train with us. 8 athletes from the speed team were present skiing Friday, Saturday and today at the top of the OK run. Training on soft snow and under the sun, a nice reprieve for the French team who have had an intense month of January.
At the end of Saturday's training, the athletes were invited to the Val d'Isère Sports Club for a signing session. A great opportunity for the children of the club to meet their idols.
The team will continue to rest up until the next Downhill events, taking place in Kvitfjell, Norway, on February 17th and 18th.

On the other hand, today's Chamonix men's slalom will be going ahead as planned. The first heat starts at 9:30 a.m., with big hopes for the skier supported by the Val d'Isère Sports Club, Clément Noël, who won the event back in 2020. For the ladies, the speed events in Garmisch Partenkirchen have been cancelled.
The men had skied last weekend on a snow cover far from the icy standards of the FIS, and the continued mild weather affecting Europe have made things worse. For the safety of the racers the events will not run, unfortunately they cannot be replaced either.

Finally, in cultural news, a new edition of Docu-Sundays is this evening at the Splendide cinema. The first Sunday of every month, the cultural department of Val d'Isère's town hall invites you to the screening of a documentary in the theme of the inhabited mountains.
Tonight it’s time for “My life is a challenge” by Stephan Ritz. In 2020, the director followed Yves Auberson on a journey of more than 1,100km through the Swiss Alps. Yves, suffering from Parkinson's disease, wanted to take on this challenge to prove to himself that his illness was not a prison, and that it's still possible to push the limits.
A film full of hope, despite the difficult theme, see you all there at 8:30 p.m. this evening at the Splendide cinema.

Today's Events

- 4 p.m. Children’s football tournament at the Aqua Leisure Complex.
- 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 of a few minutes to help you discover this new snow sport. Meet in front of 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 10 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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